Police say a 28-year-old Cape Girardeau man, charged with assaulting a woman, made phone calls to the victim in an effort to convince her to tell authorities none of it ever happened. Cape Girardeau police officer Gabe Yoder said in a probable-cause statement that he listened to phone calls made by Love from jail. Love called McElmurry several times from May 22 through June 15th and told her to testify the charges ‘were a lie.'” he also called his mother in an effort to get her to tell McElmurry to go to the police station and report the assault didn’t happen. Love also “tells his mother to tell Ms. McElmurry that ‘all she gotta do is don’t even come to court,’ Love now faces two felony counts of tampering with a victim as well as felonies of first-degree kidnapping, domestic assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. For more information visit the Southeast MO.