More than 80 wanted fugitives were arrested in the Tri-Cities this week as part of a joint federal roundup dubbed "Operation Scattergun II."
Tri-City agencies, along with the state Department of Corrections, U.S. marshals and the Pacific Northwest Violent Crimes Task Force, set out Monday through Thursday to track down fugitives with outstanding warrants.
Operation Scattergun II also targeted sex offenders and violent offenders with outstanding warrants in the Yakima and Spokane regions.
A total of 232 felony arrests were made during the operations in the three regions.
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In the Tri-Cities, many of those arrested had several warrants.
The number of warrants cleared were: 96 by the Benton County Sheriff's Office, 16 by the state Department of Corrections and four by Kennewick police.
Thirty-one warrants issued by other agencies were cleared, along with one federal warrant.
Four of the fugitives also were arrested on new charges, including possession of meth- amphetamine, possession of stolen property and a felony order violation.