$10,000 Bail for 19 Year-Old Woman who Shielded Drug Suspect
19 year-old Tayla Starr Matte is being held in the Missoula County Jail on $10,000 bond for allegedly shielding a man from being found and arrested on drug charges.
Deputy County Attorney Jenna Lyons explained the compliant to substitute Justice of the Peach Matthew Erickson
“The defendant was charged with a felony for obstructing and harboring a fugitive,” Lyons said. “On February 21st, Jason Schilling, a fugitive, was seen by officers entering an apartment. One resident opened the door and acknowledged that Schilling was upstairs. The defendant called downstairs and claimed she was the only one there. The defendant was warned that Schilling had felony warrants, but she continued to claim that he was not there. She then physically blocked the officers from clearing and searching the premises. The defendant was detained for officer safety, and Schilling was found hiding under a bed in a baby’s room that the defendant had been blocking.”
Erickson set bond at $10,000 and remanded Matte back to the jail.
Schilling, charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, refused to appear in court to face charges, and will be seen after the weekend.