Four charged with hindering apprehension of felon


Three men and one woman have been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with hindering the apprehension of a felon — a Class C felony.

According to court information, the incident started on Jan. 15 when authorities went to an apartment located in the 3000 block of Harrison Street after learning that Jacob Adams, wanted in Faulkner County for felony failure-to-appear charges, was possibly there.

At the apartment when authorities arrived were Lonnie Dale Womack (pictured above, right), 41; Corbyn Daniel Snell (pictured above, left), 18; Franklin Edward Lott, 37; and Samantha Jo Pawlik, 33, the court documents said.

During the course of the investigation and search for Adams, all four individuals told officers that Adams was at the apartment but had since left, the court information reported. In fact, authorities say they later found that Adams had been hiding in the attic under the insulation and all four knew his whereabouts through the investigation, the info said.

On the officers second visit to the apartment, Adams was found hiding in the bathroom and was taken into custody.

Womack and Snell are both in custody. Womack is on a $50,000 bond while Snell is on a bond of $2,500. Bench warrants have been issued for the arrests of Lott and Pawlik. Lott’s bond has been set at $100,000 and Pawlik’s bond is at $5,000.

Bonds can vary based on other information including whether a person is wanted on other charges.

The court documents also noted Pawlik was in a romantic relationship with Adams.

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