Alton, IL

Woman Accused of Hiding Fugitive

Story by WBGZ Radio

An Alton woman has been charged after authorities say she was hiding a wanted man in her home. 27 year old Keyonnia Thompson of the 700 block of East 6th Street is facing charges after U.S. Marshals and Alton Police visited her home looking for a suspect on a parole violation.

Thompson is charged with felony concealing or aiding a fugitive. On September 7, authorities went to her home in an attempt to find 26 year old Steven Copenhaver, who was wanted on a parole violation warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Copenhaver was discovered hiding in an attic and was taken into custody. Thompson was charged the next day and bond was set at $20,000.


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