An Egg Harbor Township man is charged with offenses, including witness tampering and was arrested by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and Egg Harbor Township Police Department on Aug. 30, 2018, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
According to authorities, John Kachbalian, 55, of Egg Harbor Township, was arrested at his residence, following the execution of the arrest warrant that was the result of an investigation conducted by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit.
Officials say Kachbalian, was arrested and charged with the following:
1st degree Witness Tampering
3rd degree Invasion of Privacy
4th degree Cyber-Harassment
“Witnesses are integral to prosecuting cases and bringing criminals to justice. Anyone who attempts to threaten, intimidate, or otherwise interfere with witnesses to crimes will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Authorities say Kachbalian is lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.