Newton Woman Fined For Harboring A Runaway

A 32 year old Newton woman has been fined for lying to police and allowing a runway girl to spend the night at her apartment. Officers said they went to Laura Marie Nation’s 904 North 6th Avenue East Apartment looking for the juvenile. She was reported as a runaway around 3:30 in the afternoon December 8th. While police were at Nation’s apartment that night….asking if she had seen the missing juvenile… or knew where she was, the runaway was actually in another room. Officers say the youth admitted she spent the night at Nation’s before returning home. Nation plead guilty to harboring a runaway child. She has to pay a 625-dollar fine and a 100-dollar surcharge.