(1-8-19) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office has extradited a male from the State of South Carolina following an arrest in that jurisdiction. David Lee Wonderly was arrested in Lexington County, South Carolina on an outstanding warrant from the Mercer County Common Pleas Court. On July 11, 2018, Wonderly pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs and was released from custody on an own-recognizance bond by the Common Pleas Court pending his sentencing hearing on August 23, 2018. Mr. Wonderly never appeared for his sentencing hearing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
On January 2, 2019, two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies flew to Columbia, South Carolina. The following morning, the deputies picked Mr. Wonderly up at the Lexington County Jail and flew back with him. He was returned to the Mercer County Jail and booked in at approximately 5:15p.m. on January 3, 2019.