Attorney arrested, accused of trying to intimidate witness

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released this photograph of Alexis Plunkett.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a Las Vegas lawyer is accused of trying to intimidate a witness in a criminal case.

Attorney Alexis Plunkett was arrested and jailed Tuesday on warrants accusing her of one count of bribing or intimidating a witness and one count of dissuading or preventing a person from testifying.

According to a criminal complaint, Plunkett allegedly used a fictitious social media account to post a rat emoji and the witness' name with the intent "that the statement would threaten, intimidate, and/or place witness in danger of being harmed."

Plunkett's attorney, Michael Becker, did not immediate return a phone call Wednesday from The Associated Press.

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