203 people arrested in 'Operation Justice 2016'

Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 20:18:16-04

A Valley-wide operation has resulted in the arrest of 203 fugitives. 

From April 5 to April 8, the US Marshals Service conducted “Operation Justice 2016.” The round-up involved 29 law enforcement agencies from Maricopa and Pinal counties.

According to the press release, the operation targeted over a thousand criminals wanted for crimes such as robbery, rape, dangerous drugs and assault.

Of the 203 arrests, 23 suspects were arrested for murder/aggravated assault, 5 for sex assaults and 14 for robbery robbery/firearms related offenses. 

Here are a few notable arrests:

Lance Dunbar, 33, was arrested on April 5 in Laveen.

The US Marshals said Dunbar is a career criminal and is documented gang member. He was wanted for two counts of armed robbery and kidnapping.

Efrain Renteria-Felix, 22, was arrested on April 6 in Surprise. 

The 22-year-old was wanted for armed robbery of a vehicle in the Sun City area. After the vehicle was stolen, Maricopa County Sheriff Deputies became involved in a pursuit. He was able to get away from MCSO.

When Renteria-Felix was arrested in Surprise he had 3.3 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.

Ikemefula Ibeabuchi, 43, was arrested on April 7 in Gilbert.

The US Marshals said Ibeabuchi was wanted for violating conditions of his probation. His criminal history includes battery with intent to commit sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, murder while committing a felony and possession of marijuana.

Ibeabuchi is a former heavyweight boxer and was allegedly training for a comeback.

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