York City woman's hindering-apprehension charges dropped

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

All charges have been dropped for a woman originally accused of hiding a wanted York City homicide suspect.

Tashina Sabree Banks, 25, of York City, had been charged with two counts of hindering the apprehension of a suspect.

But the charges were dropped at her July 9 status hearing, according to court records.

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Kyle King, spokesman for the York County District Attorney's Office, said there was insufficient evidence in the case.

York City Police filed the charges in August.

Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service had been searching for homicide suspect — now homicide defendant — Willie C. Peterson and at the time believed Banks had hidden the fugitive.

Peterson, 28, was captured in Banks' home, hiding in a second-floor bathroom, police have said.

He remains in York County Prison without bail, charged with fatally shooting Edwin Pacheco-Ruiz on May 28, 2017. Police said he's known as "Homer."

Pacheco-Ruiz, 29, of York City, was shot in the leg, torso and the back of his neck while driving through the 700 block of East Princess Street, police have said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.