WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Both Tristan Hall and Angela Reeves are in jail on $250,000 bond, after the prosecutor says the two used spoofing technology to issue threats.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble says as far as he knows, the act of spoofing is legal in Kentucky. In fact, there’s even an app for that.
“The service that he used advertises they can change the sound of your voice,” said Trimble.
Simply put, Hall and Reeves are accused of leaving threatening messages on the prosecutors’ voice mail with a disguised caller ID.
“Couched with things he was going to do because of my involvement and participation in the case,” said Trimble.
Hall was already facing charges for trying to hire a hit man to kill someone. State police say he disguised himself then with the name “serious as a heart attrack” when he allegedly solicited offers to pay someone $5,000 to kill someone in January of 2013 through the Topix web site. But he was caught then….and police say they were able to trace the new threats back to him. And when police showed up, they say Hall tried to hide his girlfriend in a closest.
“He was asked where his girlfriend was, his statement was he had not seen her in several months. Once police started the search, they found her in a closet,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.
Police say in both cases computer technology was used to disguise their identifies, voices, or computers but in both cases those attempts failed.
Trimble says he will be recusing himself from the original case because he is now a "victim" in the new one.