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Hartford Inmate Charged with Evidence Tampering

A prison inmate was arrested and charged with altering prison records to produce false evidence to use in a criminal case where he was charged with making harassing phone calls from behind bars.

JUNIOR JUMPP, age 28, was arrested Thursday by Inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney on a warrant charging him with Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and Forgery in the Second Degree.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Jumpp altered documents he obtained from the Department of Correction while in custody in an attempt to show that he could not have made the harassing phone calls he is charged with making while in DOC custody.

Jumpp, 38, a former resident of Hartford, submitted the altered documents as evidence in a recent criminal trial in New Britain Superior Court on multiple counts of Violating a Protective Order for allegedly making the calls to a person whom he was prohibited from contacting under the protective order, the warrant states.

Jumpp was arraigned on the latest charges in New Britain Superior Court where bond was set at $500 and his cases were continued until June 25. Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and Forgery in the Second Degree are felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison on each count.

The charges against Jumpp are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court. The Statewide Prosecution Bureau is prosecuting the latest case.