Attalla City Councilor arrested on witness tampering charges

ATTALLA, AL (WBRC) – The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says a city councilor in the city of Attalla has been arrested on witness tampering charges.

51-year-old Rhonda Hill West was found guilty of the charge on Monday, October 26th. Investigators say West falsified her identification to gain access to a home where a rape victim was living. Her son is the suspect in the rape case.

"For the justice system to work, cases need to be investigated and victims should be able to come to court without fear of intimidation from other parties," states District Attorney Jimmie Harp.  "We feel the verdict in this case was the correct outcome and we applaud the Judge for his decision."

West was elected to the Attalla City Council in 2008.

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