Private Investigator Behind Bars

<p>Stephanie Barnes</p>

Stephanie Barnes

A private investigator is facing multiple felony charges after police say she attempted to bribe and intimidate a witness.

Stephanie Barnes made her first court appearance today in Yakima County Court.

According to court documents, barnes was hired by a suspect in a kidnapping case to bribe the victim into providing a false sworn statement in court.

In exchange, the victim would receive a sum amount of cash, and a car, however the victim contacted police, who subsequently arrested barnes.

Barnes is facing charges of intimidating, bribing, and tampering with a witness -- she will be arraigned in two weeks.