CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Authorities said a Rand man threatened to kill a woman, her husband and their children if they testified against his brother in a murder trial.
Kanawha deputies arrested Tremain Deon Straughter, 32, of Bluefield Avenue, Monday, a month after a woman told investigators he had been harassing her family at their home.
The woman and her husband are witnesses to the murder of Harold Donovan "DonDon" Taylor, who was shot to death early the morning of Feb. 14 in Rand. Tremain's younger brother, Tremale Leon Straughter, 29, was arrested and charged with Taylor's murder.
A Kanawha County Grand Jury indicted Tremale Straughter on the murder charge and he was arraigned on June 6. Tremale Straughter remains at Southwestern Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.
Two weeks later, the witness and her husband -- they also had their three young children with them -- found Tremain Straughter parked in front of their Rand apartment.
Deputies have asked the media not to identify the witnesses fearing it would invite more intimidation.
She told deputies she and her family saw Straughter but continued walking to their home, and he began yelling at them about talking to police and threatening to "do something" to them if they didn't keep their mouths shut, according to a criminal complaint.
They ignored him and went inside, but Straughter started pounding on their door and screaming at them, according to the complaint.