Ex-NBA drug addict Dumas waiting for arraignment for organized theft


richard-dumasIt seems like once talented NBA forward Richard Dumas hasn’t really recovered from his downfall.

Dumas was arrested, along with 151 other people in a pre-holiday roundup of theft suspects sought in multiple cases in Arizona, NBA.com reported.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Dumas was arrested 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 but was released a day later, 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.

Dumas averaged career high 15.8 ppg and 4.6 rpg in his rookie season with Phoenix, in 27.5 mpg. He came back to the NBA 2 seasons later, and played 15 more games for Phoenix, before going to Philadelphia, where he finished his NBA career.

Dumas played in 102 NBA games, starting in 47 of them, averaging 10.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg in 21.8 mpg.


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