It appears another one of the suspected gang members sought in a sizable crackdown has been arrested.
He was booked into Pierce County Jail on Tuesday night.
That would make 12 gang members arrested Tuesday in a sweep. Four were still being sought. Others were already in Pierce County Jail, awaiting trial on other charges.
They are among 32 members of the Hilltop Crips charged in a criminal conspiracy case. Investigators and prosecutors allege the members were involved in a series of violent crimes in Tacoma since 2008.
Those in custody will be arraigned this morning on the charges.
A news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Tacoma Police Headquarters. Law enforcement officials will be talking about the case.
UPDATE FROM ARRAIGNMENTS: The defendants are entering not guilty pleas. As the suspects are being arraigned, they are being ordered held on $1 million bail.
Security is tight in the courtroom. One of the defendants got upset and was escorted out. A supporter of one of the defendants has also been escorted from the courtroom.