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Spencer woman charged with hiding wanted man

SPENCER — Sally Ann Peyton was arrested Monday and charged with being an accessory after the fact of a crime.

Police say Peyton, 28, of Spencer, allowed Christopher Mitchell to stay in her home knowing he was wanted for a felony offense. Peyton lied to officers in an attempt to prevent them from arresting Mitchell, authorities said.

Mitchell was wanted on charges of discharging a firearm at their neighbor.

Peyton let Mitchell stay with her from July 5 to July 15, police said.

Peyton is being held on a secure bond of $1,500.

She is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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