Pleads Not Guilty To Charges in Juvenile Runaway Case

A Greenville woman has pleaded not guilty to charges against her in a juvenile runaway case.

Endia A. Fletcher, age 32, is charged in Bond County Circuit Court with felony obstructing justice and misdemeanor harboring a runaway.

The 16-year-old female from Greenville was reported missing on August 22, and was found August 24 when city officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Illini West Street.

Fletcher, who was also in the residence, was taken into police custody.

In court Monday, the defendant waived her right to a preliminary hearing, pleaded not guilty to both charges and demanded a trial by jury, which has been scheduled to begin September 25.

Fletcher’s bail is $2,000 cash.

The obstructing justice charge alleges Fletcher, with the intent to prevent the apprehension of the female juvenile, furnished false information to a Greenville police officer as to the whereabouts of the girl, reporting she did not know where the girl was.

The charge of harboring a runaway alleges Fletcher, without the knowledge or consent of the runaway girl’s parents, knowingly gave her shelter for more than 48 hours and failed to notify law enforcement of the minor’s name and the fact the minor was being provided shelter.

A pre-trial hearing in the case is set for September 6.

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