239 Nabbed in fugitive roundup in Maricopa, Pinal countiesPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- More than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested 239 people in a fugitive roundup in Maricopa and Pinal counties.
During Operation Justice II, which was conducted April 12-16, authorities targeted sex offenders, violent offenders and any fugitives with outstanding warrants.
A fugitive that was apprehended during the operation was Dale Randolph Carr, who was wanted for illegal re-entry into the United States. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Carr had previous convictions for conspiracy to possess counterfeit/forged checks and to commit bank fraud.
When Carr was arrested during Operation Justice II, he was in possession of 85 pounds of marijuana and a Taurus 9mm handgun. Carr will be featured on A&E's TV series, "Manhunters."
Of the 239 fugitives arrested, eight were wanted for sexual offenses, including a man accused of fondling his ex-girlfriend's 6-year-old son in Chandler.
In addition to arresting the fugitives, 19 weapons were taken off the street and nearly 90 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other dangerous drugs.
"Fugitives are a major concern for law enforcement because they continue to commit crimes while in our communities," said United States Marshal David Gonzales. "Although there is thousands of felony fugitives still running free in Arizona, this project, and others that we will continue to do, will have the effort of making our streets a little safer."