Woman who allegedly aided fugitive for days pleads not guilty

FAIRBANKS- The North Pole woman, accused of aiding fugitive Julius "JT" Chambers for days while police scoured the Interior for his whereabouts, pleaded not guilty today in Fairbanks Superior Court.

35-year-old Cindy Roeder faces a felony charge of hindering prosecution for her role in the days-long manhunt.

Roeder allegedly aided Chambers by allowing him to reside inside her North Pole apartment, dying his hair and facial hair, as well as posting taunting and threatening Facebook messages to authorities.

Documents filed in court reference an interview done with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in which Roeder stated she knew the risk she was taking harboring her boyfriend Chambers, and chose to do it anyway.

Jury Trial for Roeder is set for the month of September.