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Sister of accused police shooter jailed for aiding escape

Jolisa Peeler (Source: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office) Jolisa Peeler (Source: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office)
SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -

A woman accused of helping an accused police shooter escape authorities has been brought back to North Carolina to face charges.

Jolisa Peeler is being held in the Cleveland County Jail after she was extradited Thursday night to Shelby from Rhode Island.

According to investigators, Peeler drove 23-year-old Irving Fenner Jr from North Carolina to Rhode Island to hide from police during a manhunt.

Fenner is accused of shooting Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen early Saturday morning while Brackeen attempted to serve an arrest warrant on him.

Brackeen died from those injuries Monday morning at Carolina Medical Center, in Charlotte.

Investigators say 27-year-old Peeler, Fenner's half-sister, then drove him to Rhode Island where he shaved off his hair in an attempt to alter his appearance.

She was arrested Tuesday night in Providence after an initial search by investigators there for Fenner.

She was held as a fugitive from justice from the State of North Carolina on a felony warrant for accessory to murder after the fact. Peeler was ordered held without bail and arraigned in Rhode Island court Thursday.

She waived extradition and was brought back to North Carolina.

Peeler appeared in Cleveland County court Friday morning and was given a $250,000 bond.

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