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Bast faces fugitive concealing charges

todayJuly 29, 2022

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VANDALIA — A Ramsey man is facing charges in Fayette County Court for allegedly concealing a fugitive.

Jeffrey J. Bast was charged with concealing/aiding a fugitive, which is a Class 4 felony.

Information on the charge states that the defendant, “knowing Brock J. Dunaway was a fugitive from justice and with the intent to prevent Dunaway’s apprehension, aided and transported Dunaway in his black Ford pickup, letting him out behind a building in St. Elmo.”

Bast will appear again in court on August 22 for a preliminary hearing.

Meanwhile, Dunaway is facing additional charges of unlawful failure to register as a sex offender.

Dunaway made a court appearance earlier this week. He appears again in court on August 17.

The pending charges are merely allegations. The defendant is under a presumption of innocence until and unless proven guilty.

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Written by: HLNF Staff Report

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