On December 11, 2017 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies stopped Richardson for a license plate violation and then noticed smoke and smelled marijuana coming from the car. The officer asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, and Richardson handed the officers a blunt.
Richardson then fled on foot, hopped a 6-foot fence, and hid in a neighboring house. Deputies found Richardson hiding in the closet of a child’s bedroom. Deputies also recovered a handgun that Richardson had hidden in a clothes hamper in the room. The handgun had been stolen in an automobile burglary.