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Witness intimidation alleged in case involving Annapolis mayor's cousin

An Annapolis woman has been charged with witness intimidation related to an attempted murder case involving the mayor's cousin.

Stacie E. Roberts, 33, was charged Tuesday with threatening to harm a witness, soliciting someone to harm a witness and obstructing justice, according to charging documents.

Anne Arundel Police said in charging documents that a confidential informant was contacted by Roberts, who wanted to harm a witness in the case against Savvas Pantelides. Roberts is Pantelides' girlfriend, police said.

Pantelides, the cousin of Annapolis mayor Mike Pantelides, is one of two men charged with attempted murder in an attempt to rob a friend that ended in a shooting.

Police allege Roberts offered fraudulent pain prescriptions and "a couple hundred dollars" to the informant to kidnap and harm the witness. Police said two detectives and the informant met Monday with Roberts, and charging documents indicate she told them, "I don't care if you put him on the bottom of the Potomac. ... Kidnap him, paralyze him. I don't want him to come to court at all."

Roberts then upped her offer to $1,600, according to charging documents.

Savvas Pantelides, 24, and an associate, Maurice Anthony Hall Jr., 26, were charged in March with luring another man into the woods in January to be robbed — an incident that ultimately led to the victim being shot. Police allege Pantelides and Hall arranged for two other men to conduct the robbery.

Pantelides and Hall are both scheduled to go to trial in July.

Roberts was being held Tuesday at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis on $75,000 bail. A bail review was expected Wednesday afternoon. No attorney was listed in court records.

Police asked anyone with information in the case to call 410-222-3030.

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