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Fugitive Friday: Sex offender on the loose

Today's featured fugitive is Chauncey Cardwell. He's wanted by the Virginia Department of Corrections for probation violation and failing to register as a sex offender.

Chauncey Cardwell was convicted on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child back in 2007. This landed him a spot on Virginia's Sex Offender Registry.

He was released on probation in March of 2010 and was required to wear a GPS locating device on his ankle as a term of his release.

Last summer Cardwell removed the GPS anklet and fell off of police radar, putting him in direct violation of his probation.

"We'd like to know where he's been since June, since he removed this, and we'd like to get him back in custody. We feel like there's somebody out there that can help us within the metropolitan Richmond area," said Larry Traylor with the Virginia Department of Corrections.

The fact that Cardwell is a sex offender has compounded concern about his disappearance.

"This causes concern for us and we want to know where he is and what he's doing," Traylor said.

Chauncey's last known address was at 1407 Lenmore Street in Richmond.

"He has a lot of acquaintances, family, and friends in the Richmond area, someone knows where he is," he said. 

Cardwell is 29-years-old and has multiple tattoos on his neck, arms, and abdomen.

"He's flaunting the law. Obviously he's not respecting the courts decision and he needs to be held accountable for that," added Traylor.

The Virginia Department of Correction needs your help in getting Chauncey Cardwell off the streets.

"If anyone does know, we want to make it very clear that what they tell us will be held in strict confidence. It will not be used against them in any way, we need the communities help," he said.

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