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For Immediate Release

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July 19, 2010 Amanda Lyons, Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer
District of South Carolina (803) 765-5479
Georgia Top 25 Arrested in South Carolina by U.S. Marshals

Florence, SC - Sharon Cantrell was arrested at 910 North Maple Street Pageland, SC this morning at 9:30 am.  Cantrell has been a fugitive since 2006 from the Georgia Board of Probation & Parole.  She was added to the Top 25 Most Wanted List for the state of Georgia on July 9th, 2010.  Cantrell received a life sentence for drug and weapon offenses in 1991.  Cantrell was paroled in 2005 and allegedly absconded supervision in 2006.

Deputy US Marshals and task force officers from Operation Intercept received information from the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force leading them to believe Cantrell may have been hiding in the Pageland area.  After conducting surveillance at the residence, Deputy US Marshals and local law enforcement confirmed Cantrell was at the North Maple Street address.  Cantrell was arrested without incident and was booked into the Chesterfield County Detention Center where she is awaiting bond and extradition hearings. 

US Marshal Kelvin Washington stated “Cantrell will have to face her pending parole violation upon her return to Georgia.  She will no longer be on the Top 25 List, and we appreciate all the efforts of all law enforcement in apprehending this fugitive.”

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2009, the Marshals arrested more than 36,400 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants.  Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 90,800 state and local fugitives, clearing 117,000 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period. More information about the Marshals and other South Carolina fugitives can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.