2 arrested for allegedly helping escaped NC convict


Shyla Daniel Ryder and Mazandra Yvette Spigner

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two women are in the Forsyth County Jail, accused of helping convicted murderer, Kristopher Antonio McNeil, elude police last weekend after he escaped from prison.

Shyla Daniel Ryder, 30, and Mazandra Yvette Spigner, 44, both of Winston-Salem, were arrested by the SBI on Wednesday.

The women were charged with harboring McNeil who escaped from the Brown Creek Correctional Institution in Anson County on June 27.

McNeil was serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder and was scheduled for release in 2018.

The convict was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison in 2009 in connection to the death of 44-year-old Lancelot “Bobby” Muir.

Muir was found shot dead along the creek in the Ardmore neighborhood behind a Winston-Salem apartment building in 2007. The convict confessed to the murder.

A correctional officer at the prison also faces multiple charges in connection to the convict’s escape.

McNeil was captured the following day and returned to prison on Sunday.

Ryder is being held under a $4,000 bond and Spigner is being held under a $5,000 bond.

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