Nearly 800 fugitives and over 1,000 warrants were cleared in South Carolina in the month of June as U.S. Marshalls teamed with local law enforcement across the state in a crackdown known as Operation FALCON. FALCON is an acronym meaning Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally. The operation has been in effect since 2005 and proved to be an extremely successful tool in getting dangerous individuals off the street.
Key arrests were made across the state including Reginald Foster in Charleston who was wanted for assault and battery with intent to kill and armed robbery. In Greenville, Fritz Miller was apprehended as a fugitive wanted for criminal sexual conduct and in Columbia, Candy Mae Vanpelt had eluded police since 1993 on a charge of intent to distribute crystal meth. U.S. Marshall Amanda Lyons was pleased with the outcome.
“Statewide, we arrested 769 fugitives which included included 36 sex offenders, 20 failure to register fugitives, and we cleared 1,393 warrants statewide,” said Lyons.
In South Carolina, 56 federal and local officers teamed up for Operation FALCON.