Fugitive status for court records typically means the court does not know the whereabouts of a particular defendant. Your brief explanation seems to confirm this. I practice in the Petersburg Courts. Contact my office at your convenience to discuss.
What you described isn't the way I am accustomed to seeing it done. You don't become a fugitive unless you fail to appear in court and the court sort of "gives up" on finding you until you surface on your own. Although I am guessing, I suspect that there is more to this story and it might involve a charge from another jurisdiction. You should definitely seek the help of a criminal defense lawyer. Theoretically, it should not matter if your lawyer is court appointed or retained. Whichever you have, use him to resolve this situation. If there was an error at court, you need to file a motion and get before a judge. Good luck with this.
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