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Former Idaho GOP chairman facing witness intimidation charge

A former Idaho Republican Party chairman is being held in jail without bail after authorities say he violated a no-contact order.

Jonathan Parker remained in the Ada County Jail on Monday following his arrest on Sunday.

Violating a no-contact order, a misdemeanor, does not allow release on bail.

Court records say Parker is also being held on a felony charge of witness intimidation, which carries a $100,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon on that charge.

Parker stepped down as Idaho GOP chairman in February, and his wife filed for divorce in March.

Parker in May was charged with first-degree stalking. Parker’s attorney said it was a misunderstanding.

Court records indicate that Parker has now applied for a public defender. The Ada County Public Defender’s office declined to comment.

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