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Froggy Bottoms bar owner arrested on outstanding warrants

Posted April 23, 2012

— The owner of Froggy Bottoms bar in Fayetteville, where a missing Fort Bragg soldier was last seen, was arrested Monday on outstanding warrants unrelated to the soldier's disappearance, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Steven Cantrell, 49, of the 300 block of Lynn Avenue, had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in a Cumberland County courtroom on a driving while impaired charge in 2001.

FBI agents also had warrants for Cantrell's arrest in Boston for failing to pay $400,000 in child support payments to three different women, sheriff's officials said.

Cantrell paid a $500 bond for the Cumberland County charges Monday and was being held on a detainer out of Boston, authorities said.

His business, Froggy Bottoms bar on Ramsey Street, is the last place Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux was seen on April 14. Officials at Fort Bragg reported her missing to Fayetteville police two days later when she didn't show up for duty.

Since then, Fayetteville police have questioned those who might have seen her at the bar, and her family has made several pleas for information through the media.

A man who told police that he gave Bordeaux a ride home from the bar was arrested Friday on a charge of failing to provide his new address to Cumberland County authorities because he is a registered sex offender.

Police haven't said whether the man, Nicholas Holbert, is a person of interest in her disappearance.

Police said they are treating Bordeaux's disappearance as an active missing person's case, but added that they have "grave concerns" about her well-being.

Police have set up a hotline, at 910-433-1114, for people to provide leads in her disappearance.

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  • h1043429 May 3, 1:45 p.m.

    Ok, how much do 3 kids cost a year? That's just ridiculous, paulej. Truly, truly ridiculous.

  • jrwaterway Apr 26, 12:13 p.m.

    How did this man get Liquor License in NC with outstanding warrants and criminal records? Good ole tax dollars at waste.
    How did he get a license in Fayetteville to open the bar? Good ole tax $$ at waste. No criminal background Check, no outstanding warrants check? WHOA! Is this bar still have Liquor License? Is this bar still open with a Fayetteville business license? Has local or state officers thought about an audit of Liquor Purchased and Sold and Tax Stamp Liquor Inventory?

  • aeeagle5 Apr 26, 12:11 p.m.

    Ever hear of interest?

  • paulej Apr 26, 8:26 a.m.

    h1043429, I harbor no grudge against women. What I am saying applies to the custodial parent, whoever it is. The custodial parent should not *expect* to receive money. Everyone loves to have extra money, but welfare in the form of child support should not be a way of life, either. I can appreciate an appropriation of income to help cover actual expenses, but $22K/yr is an example of the outrageous? Kids do not cost that much. I also do not think it's reasonable to pay money that goes toward the ex's house payment, with all future proceeds from the sale belonging to the ex. Costs of day care, clothing, food, etc. should be reasonably estimated and shared. If money should be put toward the custodial parent's property, then the the non-custodial parent should own a percentage of the property. Odd thinking? Well, custodial parents do receive this form of welfare and it's not right. And money is supposed to be for kids, not for parents.

  • h1043429 Apr 25, 11:47 a.m.

    paulej, you clearly harbor a grudge against women. That's fine but the fact of the matter is you don't know the situation, this guy is a deadbeat dad, you talk to any one who actually knows him and they will confirm this. I understand that you are not but surely you must not like true deadbeat dads like this one. If you do sympathize with him then you are just being cynical and you are making yourself look worse.

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Apr 25, 8:18 a.m.

    Is this woman ever going to be found? I keep hoping each day I pull up WRAL that she will be found.

  • paulej Apr 24, 5:15 p.m.

    "paulej, i'm not sure you understand, where ever you live might not cost that much, but in Massachusetts, where this guy owes, it does." -- h1043429

    Moving is another option if you cannot afford your children. Seriously, I don't care if my ex ever paid child support. I was happy to have my kids. To me, that was my privilege. One should not need or expect a handout from the ex or "fling".

  • paulej Apr 24, 5:10 p.m.

    "Would you prefer for her to be on welfare as opposed to working 3 jobs?" --beaulahjackson4

    See, you got suckered by her story. She later said she has a graduate degree and the first job is a good-paying full-time job. She does not need welfare.

    But keep in mind the important point: one should take care to not put themselves in a position where they need to depend on the other parent. This is not the 1950s. Then, women did not work. Today is different. Both "wear the pants" in the family and should be prepared to take the kids, no matter if the other left, died, got kidnapped, put in jail, whatever. If you cannot, don't have so many kids. Give the kids to the other parent. Or put them up for adoption.

    Problem is, young pregnancy, child support, welfare, etc. are a way of life now. It ought not be this way.

    Seriously, I can barely keep track of what's going on here, let alone Wisconsin. I don't even know where to start.

  • seankelly15 Apr 24, 4:22 p.m.

    dcatz - "The amount of money stolen from you by government goons with guns is directly proportional to the amount of money the opposing party spends on lawyers."

    You have been told otherwise and yet you persist in this belief. And who are the "government goons with guns"

  • h1043429 Apr 24, 1:02 p.m.

    paulej, i'm not sure you understand, where ever you live might not cost that much, but in Massachusetts, where this guy owes, it does. factor in that 2 of his kids went to college (maybe you don't know but college is more expensive now than ever). Over 12 years of not paying, anything adds up.

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