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Avonmore family headed to court on charges of hiding fugitive

Chuck Biedka

Two men and their mother will stand trial on charges of hiding or preventing the apprehension of a fugitive at their Avonmore home.

Jessica Thorpe, 39, Luke Thorpe, 18, and Leroy Thorpe, 22, all of Maple Terrace Lane, waived charges to court rather than have a preliminary hearing Monday, court records show.

State police accused them of hindering the arrest of Donald Phillips, 40, of Avonmore, in August.

According to a police report, Phillips was wanted for a probation violation when troopers went to the house to ask about him.

State police say that the three told them Phillips had left their house but, when Jessica Thorpe gave troopers permission to search the house, Phillips was found in an attic space accessed from a closet.

Leroy Thorpe also is charged with having four packets of heroin.

According to court records, a parole violation hearing was scheduled for Phillips.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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