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Froggy Bottoms bar owner arrested on outstanding warrants

Posted April 23, 2012 10:12 a.m. EDT
Updated April 23, 2012 4:29 p.m. EDT

— 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.