Connecticut State Police arrested the wife and the mother of a fugitive from justice during the execution of a warrant at a Bethany residence on March 28.
State Police were joined by members of the U.S. Marshal's Service Violent Fugitive Task Force at 8 a.m. that day when they went to 832 Amity Road, the residence of Frank and Donna Warecke.
Frank Warecke was arrested March 27 in New York as a fugitive from justice, following an appearance on the Dr. Phil show.
His wife, Donna, 44, was charged with third-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with an officer. She posted a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on April 4. Her case was continued to April 28.
Frank Warecke's mother, Dorothy Spooner, 65, of Seymour, was charged with interfering with an officer. She posted a $2,500 bond and was due in court on April 5.
According to a report at Troop I in Bethany, Spooner showed up at the Warecke residence while police were there to arrest Donna. She was reportedly there to watch her grandkids, police said.
Police had a warrant for Spooner's arrest too, and she was taken into custody following a brief struggle, according to the report.
In addition to the original interfering with an officer charge, police charged Spooner with operating under the influence and resisting with police. Bond was set at $1,000 for the latter charges, which Spooner posted, police said. She was due in court on April 4 on those charges.
Police had been looking for Frank Warecke since late January when the convicted sexual offender failed to report to his probation officer. Faced with the prospect of more jailtime, he reportedly cut off his monitoring bracelet and fled his Bethany home, the News Times reports sourcing court documents.