On 07-17-19 officers arrested Ricky Richardson in Ridgely, Tennessee on the warrant for charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon. The charges are related to a shooting incident that occurred on 06-24-19. Richardson is currently incarcerated in Lake County, Tennessee awaiting extradition to Illinois. The West Tennessee Marshals Task Force, Lake County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department, Dyersburg Police Department and the Ridgely Police Department assisted with this investigation.
Ricky Richardson, 32 years old, of Carbondale
On 06-24-19 at approximately 3:25 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of North Bridge Street in reference to a shooting complaint. Officers met with the victim who reported an acquaintance fired a shot in their direction as a result of an ongoing dispute. The victim indicated the suspect fired one shot from a handgun. The victim identified the suspect as Ricky Richardson, 32 years old, of Carbondale as the shooter.
Carbondale Police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Ricky Richardson for charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon. Richardson is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Richardson’s whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement. No one was injured during this incident and the investigation is ongoing.
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