SHARPLES, W.Va. — A Madison, W.Va. resident was arrested in Logan County recently after she allegedly harbored a fugitive from justice.
Senior Trooper M.J. Miller and Trooper T.J. Hannon, with the West Virginia State Police, report they were advised by a parole officer Eddie Lee McNeely had escaped from the Parkersburg Corrections Center and was still missing.
The parole officer reportedly told troopers they believed McNeely had been in the same car with Chalsey White, 26, of Madison.
Authorities also believed White was harboring McNeely in the Sharples area of Logan County.
While conducting a road patrol along route 17 in Sharples, troopers report they spotted White’s vehicle parked along the roadway.
White was reportedly in the driver’s seat and McNeely was in the passenger seat.
Miller and Hannon were able to record a statement from White where she allegedly said she had picked McNeely up from the Greyhound Bus Station in Charleston and brought him back to Logan County.
The criminal complaint filed by Hannon notes White also, “…advised she has continually attempted to aid Mr. McNeely in his attempt to escape and hide from law enforcement”
McNeely was reportedly arrested for felony escape from jail and White was placed under arrest for conspiracy to commit a felony.
White was arraigned in Logan County Magistrate Court and her bond was set to $15,000.
If she is found guilty, White could be forced to spend between one and five years in state correctional facility and pay up to $10,000 in fines.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]