A Kalona attorney is accused of threatening a member of the jury that found him guilty in March of disorderly conduct. Raymond Tinnian’s charge stemmed from an incident in October of last year where he hit his neighbor in the face after a verbal confrontation that dealt with Tinnian’s dog.
Following the guilty verdict, the 54-year-old allegedly sent a threatening letter to one of the jurors and spray painted the words “Guilty” and “Justice” on the juror’s home in Coralville. According to Coralville Police Lt. Shane Kron, the letter stated the author was “dissatisfied with the verdict,” and that if police got involved, “the juror wouldn’t live to see 70.”
Tinnian was arrested Monday for tampering with a witness or juror, 1st degree harassment and criminal mischief. He’s being held at the Muscatine County Jail on $100,000 bond. Kron says they’re investigating similar complaints from other members of that jury.