BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A Realtor arrested earlier this month for allegedly physically assaulting a tennant was arrested again — this time for allegedly intimidating a witness in the case. Michael Krones remains in the Palm Beach County Jail Friday night.
We are publishing the actual arrest affidavit filed by Boca Raton Police Department, although we have redacted the names of the victims. Our original report on the first arrest of Michael Krones can be found here.
On 08/21/2013, the victim arrived at the Boca Raton Police Department, located at 100NW 2nd Ave, in the City of Boca Raton, County of Palm Beach, State of Florida to reportthat he had received harassing text messages, e-mails, and voice mails from Michael Krones(his landlord). Moss stated that he is a witness in a case where Krones was arrested for felony battery against another tenant at his residence..
The victim advised that he received several text messages from Krones that he feltthreatened by. One message from Krones states "I can`t wait wait can`t cant wait to be thefuck out of this insanity you fucking HOMO." Another message states "should i fax ur 7daymotice 2 ur office nuober?" The victim advised that this is the phone number he always contacts Krones on. The victim stated that he believed Krones was threatening to evict him because he was a witness to the incident Krones was arrested for.
In addition to several text messages, Krones left two voicemails on the victim's answeringmachine asking him when he was going to move out and stating that because the victim is friends with (the assault victim) he`s "one of them". The identified the voice on the voicemail as Krones.
The victim also received an e-mail from the e-mail address he contacts Krones at. In thee-mail Krones asks the victim the following question "Please let me know how you intend to support this individual with a very lengthy record!" Krones also asks "What exactly are you a witness too?"The victim felt so threatened by the email, text messages, and voice mail, that he began to cryduring and after the interview. The victim stated that he is certain Krones is threatening toevict him because he is a witness in the case against him. It should be noted that Kroneswas attempting to evict the victim in seven days without going through the thirty day court process.
On 08/22/2013 at approximately 1743 hours I met with Michael Krones in front of the
Boca Raton Police Department (in the parking lot), located at 100 NW 2nd Ave, in the City
of Boca Raton, County of Palm Beach, State of Florida. Krones came to the policedepartment willingly to discuss the process of evicting his current tenant, the victim in this case. Krones advised that he did not want officers to come to his residence to discuss theeviction and requested to meet at the police department.
When I met with Krones, he admitted that he was attempting to evict the victim from theresidence. Krones advised that he sent the victim several text messages telling the victim that he had seven days to move out of the residence. Krones showed me a text message on his phonethat he sent to the victimThe text message read "should i fax ur 7day motice 2 ur officenuober?" This is one of the several text messages that the victim previously showed officers.Krones also admitted to calling the victim several times to tell him he was being evicted.Krones advised the victim was not answering his phone and would not return his text messages.
I asked Krones about the e-mail that was sent from his e-mail address to the victimregarding the victim being a witness to Krones` battery against the assault victim. Krones stated thathe did not remember sending the e-mail and stated that he did not know that the victim in this case was awitness to this charge. After admitting to sending the text messages and voicemails, Krones was no longer free to leave. I read Krones his Miranda Warning from aConstitutional Warnings card in order to further question him, and he stated that he has alawyer and then refused to answer any further questions.
Based on my investigation, Krones did knowingly use intimidation or physical force,or threaten the victim, or attempt to do so, or engage in misleading conduct toward the victim, or offer pecuniary benefit or gain to the victim, with intent to cause or induce any person to withhold testimony, or withhold a record, document, or other object, from an official investigation or official proceeding; or, alter, destroy, mutilate, or conceal an objectwith intent to impair the integrity or availability of the object for use in an official investigation or official proceeding; or, evade legal process summoning that person toappear as a witness, or to produce a record, document, or other object, in an official investigation or an official proceeding; or, be absent from an official proceeding towhich such person has been summoned by legal process; or, hinder, delay, or prevent the communication to a law enforcement officer or judge of information relating to the commission or possible commission of an offense or a violation of a condition of probation, parole, or release pending a judicial proceeding; or testify untruthfully in anofficial investigation or an official proceeding, contrary to Florida Statute 914.22(1).This is a third degree felony.