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3 Baton Rouge residents jailed for helping fugitive

6 months 1 week 4 days ago December 12, 2016 Dec 12, 2016 Monday, December 12 2016 December 12, 2016 9:16 AM in Crime
Source: Associated Press
(L) Helen Spencer, John Burris, (R) Emma Ellison,

BATON ROUGE - Three Baton Rouge residents who allegedly helped a fugitive avoid police have been arrested.

Baton Rouge police say 80-year-old Emma Davis Ellison, 53-year-old Helen Andrea Spencer and 63-year-old John H. Burris allowed 32-year-old Joshua Spencer to use their phones to look for other places to stay and gave him money to help elude capture. Each was arrested Thursday on a count of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder. Bond was set at $20,000.

It was unknown if any of them was represented by an attorney.

The Advocate reports police have not indicated the relationship between the three and the fugitive.

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