FORMER PHOENIX SUNS player Richard Dumas was among 151 people arrested in a pre-holiday roundup of theft suspects sought in multiple cases in Arizona.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Dumas was arrested Thursday in Litchfield Park on a warrant charging him with eight counts of organized retail theft.
Marshals Service spokesman Frederick Freeman said Dumas was charged in a Maricopa County indictment stemming from a Glendale Police Department investigation.
Dumas, 44, was arrested on suspicion of eight counts of organized retail theft, totaling just under $800, from the Luke Air Force Base's exchange store while working with a janitorial service, according to authorities.
Glendale police said Dumas was seen on surveillance cameras in the exchange store in September and October 2012 taking items, including cigarettes, alcohol, food items, DVDs and shoes.
They turned the case over to the county attorney's office in February 2013.
Dumas was booked into a county jail late Thursday but was out yesterday after posting $7,500 bond. He has a Dec. 26 arraignment and it wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.
Dumas played for the Suns from 1992 to 1995 and helped Phoenix reach the NBA Finals in 1993. He was waived by the Suns in 1995 after he missed drug testing.
The Marshals Service said the roundup was conducted Tuesday through Thursday by multiple agencies in the Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff areas.
* Centers Joakim Noah, of the Bulls, and Kendrick Perkins, of the Thunder, exchanged heated words in the Thunder's locker room after Oklahoma City''s 107-95 victory Thursday night.
Following the game, Thunder guard and former Bull Thabo Sefolosha entered Chicago's locker room to speak with Noah and other team personnel. A few minutes later, Sefolosha brought Noah into the Thunder's locker room, which was still filled with reporters waiting to speak with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
The visit didn't sit well with Perkins, who immediately lashed out at Noah's presence before chasing him out of the locker room.
* Grizzlies guard/forward Quincy Pondexter has had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot that has him sidelined indefinitely.