Two people are charged with assisting a fugitive – wanted for an armed robbery - avoid arrest last month.
Jeffrey L. Wolfe, 50, and Francisca E. Ramos, 28, each were charged Monday with felony hindering apprehension for assisting Clinton L. Young III on Sept. 14.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit attempted to serve the warrant that day – and eventually did after Young fled, nearly striking multiple deputy sheriffs with a vehicle.
Wolfe, of Gordonville, and Ramos, of Gap, provided Young assistance in the hours prior to his arrest.
Lancaster County Detective Andrew Morgan filed charges, with approval from Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson. Ramos and Wolfe were arrested Monday without incident.
District Judge Raymond Sheller arraigned Ramos and Wolfe Monday afternoon, setting $200,000 cash bail for Wolfe and $50,000 cash bail for Ramos, which was not posted.
Ramos, Young’s girlfriend, provided Young her vehicle Sept. 14 and also informed Young that deputies were looking for him. The fugitive unit stopped at Ramos’ Circle Drive home that morning. Ramos told the deputies she did not know where Young was.
After the deputies left, Ramos contacted Young, via phone, and informed him what happened. Young then abandoned the vehicle, a black Kia, at a business location. Ramos and Young were in contact throughout the day regarding Young’s plans to elude capture.
The investigation revealed Ramos purposely provided false information to mislead the fugitive unit and continued to lie to authorities about her contact with Young and efforts to assist him.
Wolfe picked up Young after Young abandoned the Kia. Wolfe then provided Young a place to hideout, knowing the fugitive unit was looking for Young.
Ramos retrieved the Kia, which Young abandoned, then picked up Young. They eventually switched seats, with Young driving prior to going to a property on Maple Shade Road, where Young fled from the deputies.
Young drove directly at two deputies while driving from the Maple Shade Road property. He was taken into custody about three miles away.
Young is at Lancaster County Prison on $1.5 million bail.
Young, Ramos and Wolfe are presumed innocent.
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