He should definitely hire an attorney to speak with the police. Even if he didn't do anything wrong, you wouldn't want to wait locked up while everything gets sorted. It's always bad to speak the cops without a lawyer.
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Attorney Richard Jones (no relation that I'm aware of) has provided outstanding advice under the circumstance described. Do as has been suggested or run the distinct risk of having this situation spin out of control. Good luck.
Someone is going to accuse him of murder but no one has been murdered? I wouldn't worry too much about that charge. As for the sexual assault allegation, I would say proceed with caution. It might be a good idea for him to have a thorough discussion of the situation with a local defense attorney. People threaten to do a lot of things but never follow through. But if the uncle goes to the police saying, "I think someone's going to falsely accuse me of sexual assault," this might launch an investigation that might otherwise never have occurred. It would be a good idea to have the witnesses write down what they saw now while it's fresh. In case a case a does pop up down the road. That is why I say, proceed with caution.
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