Jefferson Co. Woman Wanted on Warrant Found Hiding in Cupboard; Husband Arrested for Hindering Apprehension

BROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – A Brockway man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to hinder the apprehension of his wife who was wanted on an active warrant.

Court documents indicate that the Brockway Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 33-year-old Quintin Jay Raybuck, of Brockway.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, Chief Terry Young, of the Brockway Borough Police Department, accompanied Sgt. Bartley of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to a residence on Penn Avenue in Brockway seeking Jessica Raybuck on an active warrant.

According to the complaint, when Chief Young reached the driveway of the residence, he saw a female running into the house at the side door.

The officers made contact with Jessica Raybuck’s husband, Quintin Raybuck, on the porch of the residence and questioned him about his wife’s whereabouts.

According to the complaint, Raybuck told the officers that his wife was out shopping with a known woman; he appeared hesitant and nervous as he answered.

When questioned about who ran into the house when the officers arrived, Raybuck said it was his daughter, the complaint states.

Chief Young pointed out the person appeared too tall to be his daughter and reminded him he could be arrested for hindering apprehension.

The officers then asked Raybuck to call the known woman who he said his wife was out shopping with in an attempt to make contact with her. The known woman told them that “Jessica couldn’t come to the phone because she was in the bathroom.”

CYS workers then arrived at the scene.

According to the complaint, a CYS worker asked one of the Raybuck’s children where their mother was, and the child said that she was inside the residence “where we keep the towels.”

Jessica Raybuck was then found hiding in a cupboard in the bathroom and was taken into custody.

The complaint states that Quintin Raybuck allegedly admitted that he knew his wife’s whereabouts and lied to hinder her arrest.

A second-degree misdemeanor charge of Hindering Apprehension/Prosecution – False Information To Law Enforcement Officer was filed against Raybuck on Thursday, July 26, in Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, with Judge Inzana presiding.

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