"I think it's hilarious," said Newell, who confirmed the Facebook account belonged to Nicolaysen.
"That's my boy, Travis," she said.
"Every single time he gets out of jail, he doesn't check in," said Newell, who also complains that police are heavy-handed.
She said she doesn't know where he is.
"If he's smart, he's hidden away, tucked away safe," she said.
An email to Nicolaysen from The Associated Press bounced back.
Port Angeles attorney Robert Vienneau, who says he knows Nicolaysen, says the fugitive does what he has to do to get by.
"Travis comes from a rough background, but he's got a good heart," Vienneau said.
Associated Press writer Phuong Le contributed to this report.