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
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