Crime & Courts

A McHenry sheriff's ‘Top 10’ fugitive nabbed in Arkansas

WOODSTOCK – A woman listed on the McHenry County sheriff’s Top Ten Fugitive List has been apprehended in Arkansas.

Sarah E. Frye, 32, also known as Sarah E. Weed, pleaded guilty in 2004 to retail theft and endangering the life or health of a child.

According to the criminal complaint, the child was not in a child-safety seat while Frye “eluded police in a pursuit.”

Frye was given credit for 108 days served in jail, sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to complete a parenting class.

In 2006, she was resentenced to an additional two years of probation and 110 days in jail.

However, prosecutors filed a petition to revoke her probation after they said she did not attend treatment and tested positive for heroin on multiple occasions and cocaine once.

On Oct. 16, 2007, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Frye, but her whereabouts were unknown.

Frye was added to the fugitive list in June. Last month, a member of the public provided a tip she had been living in Pocahontas, Ark.

On Wednesday, Frye was taken into custody by the Pocahontas police and is incarcerated at the Randolph County (Ark.) Correctional Facility. She is awaiting extradition to McHenry County.

Frye also was wanted on a felony theft arrest warrant from Winnebago County, a civil arrest warrant from Ogle County and a traffic arrest warrant from Rockford.

No. 1 on the sheriff’s fugitive list is Roberto Valdez-Calixto, 33, who is wanted on first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Cecilio Hernandez in February 2005.

No. 2 is Orron K. Marshall, 23, who is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer. His last known address was in Elgin.

No. 3 is Cecil T. Barnes, 31, with a last known address in Lisle. He is charged with unlawful delivery and unlawful possession of cocaine.

Tips can be reported to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 815-334-4704 or the sheriff’s office at 815-338-2144. Anonymous tips also can be made to CrimeStoppers at 800-762-7867.

Information about the most wanted list is available at

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