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Kelli Bordeaux Update: Owner of bar where missing soldier was last seen arrested

Steven Cantrell, 49
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(CBS) FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Steven Cantrell, the owner of Froggy Bottoms bar in Fayetteville where missing Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux was last seen, was arrested Monday on unrelated charges.

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CBS affiliate WRAL reports that according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Cantrell, 49, was arrested on outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on a driving while impaired charge in 2001.

FBI agents also had warrants for Cantrell's arrest in Boston for failing to pay $400,000 in child support payments to three different women, sheriff's officials said.

Authorities said Cantrell paid a $500 bond for the charges Monday and was being held on a detainer out of Boston.

His bar, Froggy Bottoms, is the last place Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux was seen on April 14. Fort Bragg officials reported her missing to police two days after she failed to report for duty.

Fayetteville police have questioned those who may have seen her at Froggy Bottoms bar while her family has made several pleas for information.

A man who told police he had given Bordeaux a ride home from the bar was arrested Friday on a charge that he failed to provide his new address to authorities because he is a registered sex offender.

Police haven't said whether that man, Nicholas Holbert, is a person of interest in her disappearance.

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say they are treating Bordeaux's disappearance as an active missing person's case, but added that they have "grave concerns" about her well-being.

Bordeaux is assigned as a health service specialist with the 601st Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade. She has blond hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a pink tank top and black shorts, police said. She is described as 5-foot-1, weighing 102 pounds.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is being urged to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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