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Shreveport fugitive caught boarding plane for Africa; bail set at $500M

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:16pm

A Shreveport fugitive caught in Dallas is awaiting extradition hearings after a judge set his bail at $500 million.

Shreveport Police Department Public Information Officer Marcus Hines chuckled and said the bond number was "not a typo." Johnathon Igbokwe, 30, of Shreveport, is believed responsible for a string of property crimes in south Shreveport.

Igbokwe had been running from the law for weeks after officials issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with more than a dozen residential burglaries. Igbokwe was captured Sunday evening as he tried to board an airplane at DFW's International Airport headed for Africa.

The alleged criminal was arrested by United States customs agents at around 5:30 p.m. Igbokwe's flight was not delayed as the suspect was swarmed by agents prior to his boarding the plane.

Igbokwe was transported to the Dallas County Jail where he now awaits extradition hearings. He is being held on $500 million bond.


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