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232 arrested in 'Operation Scattergun'

U.S Marshals arrested more than 200 people on felony charges throughout Eastern Washington this week.

Members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force worked with local agencies to target felony warrants with a focus on the Spokane, Tri-Cities and Yakima regions.

Among the 232 felony arrests, 34 were for warrants for not complying, 53 were warrants through the Washington Department of Corrections. Thirty-six people were arrested Thursday, 85 were arrested Wednesday and 111 were arrested Tuesday.

Notable fugitives include Eugene Elkins, 56, who is accused of killing his wife in Grays Harbor County, Chad Jackson, 25, for two counts of third-degree rape of a child, and Rogelio Rivera, 28, who's been wanted since September for unlawfully possessing a sawed-off shotgun.

Federal agents called the arrest sweep "Operation Scattergun II." The first operation last June netted 177 arrests.




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