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Muldrow man charged with harboring fugitive

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - A Muldrow man was charged July 11 with harboring a fugitive from justice, according to court records.

Mathew Hill, 27, could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if he is convicted of the felony charge.

On June 25, a Sequoyah County sheriff’s deputy was observing traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and 64B when he saw a black Nissan Rogue leave the Quick-a-Way convenience store and enter the roadway and head south without using a turn signal. The vehicle then went through the red light and the deputy initiated a traffic stop.

The deputy made contact with Hill, who was driving. Hill provided the deputy with his insurance information, but he said he was unable to come up with a driver’s license.

The deputy had Hill exit the vehicle and sit in the patrol car, where he offered more information. After asking Hill about the passenger in the Nissan and the duo’s traveling plans, Hill admitted that his passenger was Tim Shilling and that he had been getting gas at the convenience store because of its lower price.

When asked how he knew Shilling, Hill reportedly began sweating and bouncing his left leg up and down and refusing to make eye contact.

Another officer later identified the passenger as Nichols Shilling and advised the deputy that Shilling had outstanding warrants in Sequoyah County.

Shilling was arrested on the warrants and Hill was arrested for harboring him.

Andrea Adams, Staff Writer

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