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Centralia woman arrested for obstructing justice in connection with death of Centralia boy faces additional charges   

Centralia woman arrested for obstructing justice in connection with death of Centralia boy faces additional charges   

Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison says a 36-year-old Centralia woman out on bond for obstructing justice in connection with the death of 13-year-old Jayden Lee Krauss of Centralia is back in the Marion County Jail on new charges.

Nicole Kirgan of the 100 block of South Pine was arrested early Friday evening for intimidation and harassment of a witness.

Atchison says the new felony charges are the result of threats allegedly made by Kirgan toward a witness in relation to obstructing justice charges pending against her.

She was arrested during a traffic stop at 7th and Elm at 5:20 on Friday evening.

Kirgan had posted $5,000 cash bond on a $50,000 bond on three counts of obstructing justice about four hours after the judge had set the bond in the case on July 8th.   In the original case, Kirgan is accused of deleting doorbell ring video from her phone that was recorded the morning Krauss was shot at her home.   The video allegedly showed efforts to remove the gun from the residence.  Centralia Police had already recovered the video from another source before asking Kirgan about the recording ap on her phone.  Kirgan told police the erasure happened accidentally.

Centralia Police say Kirgan is the mother of two juveniles also charged with obstructing justice in the case.   Both sons are accused of giving false information about how Krauss was shot.   One is also charged in connection with disposal of the gun involved that still has not been located.

In two other counts of obstructing justice, Kirgan is accused of assisting her two juvenile sons with disposal of evidence from two 2018 burglaries.