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Help from Public Requested to Locate Alleged Child Predator

UPDATE at 9:54 AM on June 27, 2018: Alleged Child Predator Arrested in Rapides Parish

Following General Landry's call for help yesterday afternoon, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office (RPSO) received multiple tips that Richard was in the Otis area. Following these tips, Richard was arrested by the RPSO on Wednesday morning. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center as a fugitive.

"I am grateful for our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners," said General Landry. "Thanks to these partnerships, the public's watchful eye, and the quick response by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office - another dangerous criminal is off our streets."


BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry and his Cyber Crime Unit are asking for assistance in locating Durice “Joey” Richard.

Richard, 65 of Lafayette, is wanted by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) on 30 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children, two counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13), two counts of Attempted Production of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children, one count of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, and one count of Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor.

“Richard is considered dangerous, and anyone who comes in contact with him should immediately contact local law enforcement,” said General Landry. “If anyone has information on Richard or his potential victims, please call 911; callers do not have to give their names.”

Richard, an electrician who sells generators, was last known to be in the Lafayette area. He is believed to be driving a white Chevrolet Silverado truck with a large dent on the back.