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Former midstate clerk for a judge jailed for tipping off suspect

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 9, 2016 8:27 AM
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(York) -- A former clerk for a district judge in York County will spend 15 days to six months in jail for tipping off a double-homicide suspect about a warrant for his arrest and releasing a police officer's work schedule to a friend. 

Thirty-one-year-old Solmaria Martinez-Arce was sentenced after pleading no contest to obstructing the administration of law, hindering apprehension and conspiracy. 

The plea doesn't acknowledge guilt, but concedes prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her. 

Police say the former clerk in July told an unidentified person about the homicide warrant, who tipped off the suspect's mother, who then relayed the information to the suspect. 

That man later wound up not being charged in the killing. 

Defense attorney Heather Reiner says Martinez-Arce meant no harm and didn't realize the potential consequences.

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