A Fairbanks woman has been arrested on an accusation she helped a wanted man avoid police. Shannon Kiehl has been charged with first-degree hindering prosecution. According to court documents, the 22-year-old woman picked up Sean Jeffers after the March 16 shooting of Bryan Richardson outside a bar in Goldstream Valley.
Kiehl allegedly rented a pair of hotel rooms to help the murder suspect hide from law enforcement. Jeffers ended up turning himself in March 20.
Alaska State Troopers learned of Kiehl’s efforts from tape-recorded calls between her and Jeffers after he was jailed. The Fairbanks Correctional Center records all inmate phone conversations.
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