Franklin woman charged with hindering arrest

From staff reports

A Franklin woman is facing charges of hindering apprehension and providing false identification to law enforcement.

The Venango County Sheriff’s Office said in a criminal complaint they encountered Lorrie Chmura, 49, when visiting a residence in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue in Franklin to search for a man, David Butryn, who was wanted on a warrant for absconding probation supervision.

Chmura identified herself under a false name and told police Butryn wasn’t there, the complaint said.

Butryn was later found hiding behind the shower curtain in the bathroom at the residence, the complaint said.

After Butryn was arrested, deputies asked the other man in the residence who Chmura was, and he said he knew her as Lorrie rather than the name she had given, according to the complaint.

After further questioning by deputies, Chmura eventually admitted to giving a false identification and then began “to rant about the court system and how unfairly it treated her over just having a grinder of weed,” the complaint said.

A press release from the sheriff’s office said deputies determined Chmura was already a wanted person, and both she and Butryn were arrested and placed in the Venango County jail.

Chmura is facing misdemeanor charges of hindering apprehension and false identification to law enforcement.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled June 7 in Venango County Central Court.