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Fugitive wanted for Dec. 30 murder arrested in Baltimore

Abby Cavenaugh acavenaugh@civitasmedia.com

February 7, 2014

UPDATED STORY: Fugitive Reginald O’Dell, wanted for the Dec. 30 murder of Dorian Miles and the shooting of Hason Pressley, has been arrested in Baltimore, Md.


Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said that O’Dell was taken into custody at a residence by U.S. Marshals early Friday morning.


“We knew he was in the Baltimore area,” Sheriff Allen said. “My office had been working with the SBI and the U.S. Marshals on this matter. We knew it was just a matter of time before we would find him. He was taken into custody without incident.”


The sheriff said he has talked to the District Attorney and the extradition process has already begun. On Monday morning, Anson County Sheriff Tommy announced that O’Dell was returned from Baltimore, Md., Saturday afternoon and is now in the Anson County Jail. Sheriff Allen said that O’Dell waived extradition Friday afternoon.


“As soon as we were told he had waived extradition we made arrangements to pick him up,” Allen said. “He was served with murder and felony assault warrants late Saturday afternoon. This morning (Monday) he was taken to court and appointed attorneys.”

The shooting took place at a residence on Branch Road near Lilesville at 3 a.m. Dec. 30, 2013. Authorities had been searching for O’Dell since an arrest warrant was obtained on Jan. 3.