Eastern Wash. Crime Sweep Rounds Up More Than 200 Felons

Jun 11, 2012

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies say they’ve swept up more than 200 violent felons in Eastern Washington. So-called 'Operation Scattergun II' focused on wanted offenders in the Spokane, Tri-Cities and Yakima regions last week. Beatrice Bravo is a Deputy U.S. Marshal based in Spokane. She says the felon roundup took a lot of advance planning.

Beatrice Bravo: “Last year we did 'Operation Scattergun I' and we arrested 174 felony fugitives, and this year we arrested 232. So it’s always better the more you arrest.”

Some of the notable fugitives arrested include: Eugene Elkins for the alleged homicide of his wife in Grays Harbor County and Chad Jackson for two counts of third-degree rape of a child.

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