ROMNEY, W.Va. - One of Allegany County's most wanted fugitives remained at large Thursday after eluding authorities in the Romney area of Hampshire County early Wednesday evening.

Maryland State Police Cpl. Dave Paskowski said Shannon Cline, 24, of Cumberland, ran from the Rannells Acres area off U.S. Route 50 at about 6:30 p.m., after investigators developed information that Cline was staying at a residence in that area.

Police with K-9 units and assistance of the Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter were unsuccessful in locating Cline during a three-hour search. Cline was recently listed as one of Allegany County's most wanted fugitives. He is wanted for failure to appear in court and possession of cocaine.

As a result of the incident, charges are being filed against two Romney residents who allegedly assisted Cline in avoiding arrest.

Christa Brotemarkle, 21, and Billy Joe Willison, 29, both former Cumberland residents, will be charged with harboring a fugitive from justice and hindering and obstructing police.

Paskowski obtained warrants Thursday for the arrests of Brotemarkle and Willison.

Willison was arrested at a Brice Hollow Road residence at 1:15 p.m. and was being held on a $5,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center, according to Paskowski. Brote-markle was still at large Thursday night and believed to be in the company of Cline.

"Harboring a fugitive and obstructing and hindering police is a crime. If people want to help a fugitive, we develop evidence that they have done that and then we go back and arrest and charge them," said Paskowski.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Cline is urged to call West Virginia State Police at (304) 822-3562 or Cpl. Paskowski at (240) 580-0904.

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