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Multi-agency investigation sends four people behind bars

Posted: 4:24 PM, Nov 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-15 17:24:06-05
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Four people are facing serious charges after a multi-joint state investigation.

Investigators say they executed multiple search and arrest warrants resulting in the arrest of four people.

Dimitrios Elias Pefanis ,37, Joshua Lee Barker ,38, and Davis Dubose ,40, are accused of taking part in engaging in organized criminal activity, identity theft, and stealing property.

A woman identified as Stephanie Ann Morrow ,34, was also arrested for possesion of methamphetamine and having an outstanding warrant.

According to an arrest affidavit, on 11/7/19, a Texas DPS special agent executed a state search warrant at a home on the 600 block Lansdown. Upon his arrest, Dimitrios Elias Pefanis was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle due to being in his possession. Investigators said he fraudulently purchased a vehicle described as a 2013 Subaru WRX. The car was seized as part of an ongoing investigation.

According to an arrest affidavit, on 11/7/19, a Texas DPS special agent executed a state search warrant at a home on the 6200 blocks of Angelique Court and arrested Joshua Lee Barker for the warrants. When Baker was arrested, he was driving a fraudulently purchased 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle. It was seized as part of an ongoing investigation.

David Dubose was arrested on the 14300 block of Commodores Drive. Texas DPS CID found a stolen vehicle, and police say Dubose was associated with the stolen vehicle and had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for theft of property

Law enforcement officials with DPS Troopers, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agents and Texas Rangers worked jointly with the Corpus Christi Police Department's Motor Vehicle Theft and Fraud Units.

Federal partners from the Corpus Christi Secret Service and Corpus Christi Homeland Security Investigators Department also conducted the investigation and arrested these suspects.

Methamphetamine was also seized during the arrest.

Investigators said this is still an ongoing investigation at this time.