‘Most Wanted’ man jailed in Chester

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By Chris Sardelli

A wanted man whom local authorities have been searching for since he escaped from his own arrest in 2010, has been tracked down to a jail in a neighboring county. 

Desmar Denzel Anderson, 23, of Great Falls, whose photo and list of charges recently ran as part of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list, has been tracked down to the Chester County Detention Center, said Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Shaw said Anderson has been wanted in Lancaster County on charges of escape, false information to police and a drug offense since deputies tried to arrest him Aug. 1, 2010.

“We tried to arrest him at a tavern up there on U.S. 521 for possession of cocaine. We placed him under arrest, handcuffed him and carried him to the patrol car,” Shaw said. “He jerked away from us and took off running. He got away, still handcuffed, and he hasn’t been seen since.”

Deputies searched for Anderson, but he was never found, Shaw said. 

According to the S.C. Judicial Department online case database, Anderson was arrested for a probation violation July 30, 2013, and has been jailed at the Chester County Detention Center ever since. 

“Because he hasn’t been transferred over here yet, we haven’t been able to serve him with our warrants yet,” Shaw said. “This is one of those situations where once he’s done there, he can come here and answer for charges here.”

Shaw did not know when Anderson could eventually be transferred into the custody of Lancaster County authorities. 

In addition to his charges here, Anderson has two pending criminal charges in Chester County stemming from a Nov. 25, 2012, arrest there on two counts of forgery less than $10,000, per S.C. judicial records. 


Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416