Officers with the Opelousas Police Department were provided information by an off duty St. Landry Sheriff's Office deputy about the location of a wanted fugitive. Desmond Richard , 30 , of Opelousas was wanted for an outstanding warrant for Attempted second degree murder. Using the vehicle description supplied by the off duty deputy, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Richard on Railroad Ave. Upon taking Richard into custody he was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun. Richard was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following new charges as well as the outstanding Attempted second degree murder warrant.
Illegal possession of a Stolen Firearm
Felon in possession of a firearm
No Driver’s License
No proof of liability insurance
Opelousas Police urge anyone with any information related to violent crime contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, email@example.com or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous