Woman accused of hiding sex offender from police

A Bowling Green woman is accused of harboring a non-compliant sex offender in her home in the 1600 block of North Mill Court.

Bowling Green police arrested Sandra York, 35, Saturday. In addition to the harboring charge, she is also charged with first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation.

York is accused of helping Cornelius Fugate hide from police, according to her arrest citation. Witnesses told police Fugate assaulted a man Thursday night on Clay Street and that man is now paralyzed as a result of the assault. Police went to York’s home Thursday in an attempt to find Fugate on pending charges, according to her citation. Fugate has not yet been charged with the assault.

Fugate returned to York’s apartment after 12 a.m. Friday and later that day led police on a foot pursuit through rush hour traffic before getting away from police, according to York’s arrest citation.

Multiple witnesses told police Fugate has been staying at York’s apartment which is close to schools and daycares, according to her arrest citation. Fugate is listed on the Kentucky sex offender registry for rape, sodomy and incest convictions involving a minor.

Law enforcement believe Fugate fled the state, according to York’s arrest citation.

York is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $6,000 bond.