Bail set for woman who allegedly harbored fugitive

FAIRBANKS- Bail has been set for the North Pole woman accused of harboring a fugitive while he ran from the law for days.

35-year-old Cindy Roeder was arrested yesterday while waiting to see her boyfriend, Julius "JT" Chambers, appear in Fairbanks Superior Court.

Her bail was set at 5 thousand dollars.

Roeder has been charged with hindering prosecution in the first degree, a felony that carries up to 5-years jail time.

Court Documents say Roeder knowingly hid Chambers from authorities, dying his hair with her underage daughter, and allowing him to stay at her apartment.

Police reported she initially lied to U.S. Marshals, telling them Chambers was not inside the residence before Alaska State Trooper K-9 "Skippy" was sent in to find him.

Also in the complaint, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner staff writer Sam Freidman was subpoenaed due to an article published in the paper; Roeder was quoted in the interview as telling him, "I knew the risk I was taking, that it was a felony offense."