Two northeast Iowa residents face charges in Fayette County: one for being a fugitive, the other for hiding him in her home.


On Monday (April 24), the Fayette County Sheriff received a tip that a fugitive, 54 year old Keith Taylor of Postville, was staying at a home in Elgin.

Shannon Thompson. Photo from Fayette Co. Sheriff

When officers arrived, the homeowner, 36 year old Shannon Thompson of Elgin, denied having any knowledge of Taylor being in her residence.

But after a search of the home, Taylor was found hiding in a closet. He was arrested on 3 Felony Warrants for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He was also cited for an additional charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Thompson, the homeowner, was arrested for being an Accessory After the Fact.

Both were held in the Fayette County jail until their court appearance.