One Of Texas' Most Wanted Caught In Overton
By KELLY GOOCH
One of Texas' 10 most-wanted fugitives has been apprehended in Overton, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday afternoon.
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ron Duncan said someone called and gave a tip on the whereabouts of William Darrell Richardson. The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations agents, DPS Highway Patrol troopers, DPS Aviation and the Rusk County Sheriff's Office acted on the tip and captured Richardson on Tuesday at a residence in the Overton area.
The Texas Department of Public Safety "worked with the sheriff's office. They received information that he was at a residence. DPS and some of our guys drove over, surrounded the house and caught him. He was right where they said," Duncan said.
Richardson, 46, remains in the Rusk County Jail on outstanding warrants. According to the DPS website, he originally was arrested for homicide and was wanted on a parole violation.
He is an Aryan Circle gang member and was put on the top 10 list on Monday, the website reads.
A reward of $5,000 was offered to the tipster.
Duncan said Richardson will not get out of jail until he has a revocation hearing, which could be six months down the road.
According to a DPS news release, DPS and other agencies have arrested 20 most-wanted fugitives and sex offenders this year, including 14 gang members, and $45,500 has gone to tipsters.
For more information about Richardson, visit www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted