California fugitive flees ‘gang situation,’ arrested in Kershaw County

07/24/2014 2:13 PM

07/24/2014 3:05 PM

A Camden woman and California fugitive has been charged as an accessory to murder, police say.

Lindsay Gretchen Sutton, 27, was arrested Wednesday in Kershaw County after investigators with the Oceanside Police Department in California contacted the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office at the end of 2013 asking for help in locating Sutton, Sheriff Jim Matthews said in a statement released Thursday.

Sutton had been involved indirectly with a gang related homicide in Oceanside, investigators there said.

Kershaw County investigators were able to locate Sutton at her workplace and Sutton agreed to be interviewed. During the course of the investigation, Oceanside detectives traveled to the area on two occasions – the first time for the interview and a second time for Sutton’s arrest.

Sutton had moved to Kershaw County where she had family ties to escape a gang situation, Matthews said.

“Unfortunately for her, her past caught up with her and now she has to suffer the consequences of her previous bad choices,” he said.

Sutton is being held at the county detention center while the extradition process takes place, Matthews said. Her bond in California has been set at $1 million.

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