A Northumberland woman was arrested after reportedly helping a wanted felon avoid arrest in the city of Williamsport.
According to the Lycoming County Sheriff's Department, Alexis Sara Frits, 18, lied to law enforcement officers about the whereabouts of her boyfriend Nahiem Davis, 19, on August 1, 2019.
Davis had an active arrest warrant for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and corruption of minors, court records stated.
Frits had a preliminary hearing for hindering apprehension charges on December 23, 2019. Her bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Officer Andrew Stevens from the Williamsport Bureau of Police spotted Frits and Davis sitting on the front porch of a residence on the 600 Block of Park Avenue in Williamsport on August 1, 2019.
When Stevens attempted to make contact with Davis, Frits and Davis reportedly entered the residence and locked the door.
Back-up arrived on scene and the residence was cleared but Davis could not be located, according to the affidavit.
"It was determined that prior to a perimeter being set, Davis exited the residence via a small window above the kitchen sink," Deputy Christopher Warden wrote.
When questioned, Frits claimed that she "did not know anything" but seemed to be deceitful and withholding information, according to Warden.
On August 11, 2019, law enforcement received information that Davis was staying at the Red Roof Inn, 234 Route 15 Highway, South Williamsport.
"Upon following up with management at this location, it was determined that Alexis Sara Frits was providing Davis subterfuge in Room 430," Warden wrote.
Officers from the South Williamsport Police Department, troopers from Pennsylvania State Police, and United States Marshals Service Task Force Sergeant Eric Spiegel served Davis' warrant around 8:47 p.m. that day without incident.
Davis was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $95,000 monetary bail.
Frits charged $76.59 to her Visa Card to reserve Room 430 for one night, according to the affidavit.
"The reservation for Room 430 only listed one adult occupant in the room - when in fact, Frits and Davis stayed there together," Warden wrote.
Frits was charged with one second degree misdemeanor count each of hindering apprehension/prosecution - harbor or conceal; hindering apprehension/prosecution - provide aid; and obstructing administration of law.