Mother charged with hindering arrest

LEWISTOWN — Janet N. Briggs, 60, was charged Thursday with two third-degree felony counts of hindering prosecution or apprehension.

According to court documents, Briggs is the mother of Brittany Marshall, of Burnham, who was charged Thursday with one felony count endangering the welfare of children.

According to police, on June 14, police obtained an arrest warrant for Marshall and were greeted by Briggs at Marshall’s residence. Briggs told police that Brittany had borrowed her truck and went to Hershey to work. On June 18, police returned to Marshall’s residence to arrest Marshall and observed Briggs’ truck parked there. Briggs, again, greeted the officers and told them that her daughter had not yet returned home. When officers inquired about how Briggs’ truck was returned, Briggs said state police called her to pick up the truck because it couldn’t be parked where it was. Officers returned to the residence on June 19, 22, 23 and 24, greeted by Briggs at each return who said she was unaware of Marshall’s whereabouts.

On June 27, officers returned to the residence and received the same response from Briggs. Officers informed Briggs if she knew of Marshall’s whereabouts and would not provide that information to them, she would be arrested for hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Police said Marshall was apprehended at Briggs’ residence on June 29, despite Briggs making no attempt to contact police regarding her daughter’s whereabouts.

Marshall was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Kent Smith and committed to Mifflin County Correctional Facility. Marshall is free on $5,000 bail and is awaiting a preliminary hearing, scheduled for July 11.

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