Oct 042017
 

14-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT SOUGHT IN APACHE COUNTY HOMICIDE IN CUSTODY

Suspect captured in the Pinetop-Lakeside area
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 9:15pm

– For Immediate Release –

Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona — On the morning of October 3, 2017, a burglary was reported at a residence in Concho, Arizona. The Apache County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence in order to investigate. An occupant of the residence was discovered deceased, the victim of a homicide. The Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division was requested to investigate the homicide.

The suspect, a 14-year-old boy, was taken into custody at approximately 7:00 p.m. this evening, in the Pinetop-Lakeside area by detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The juvenile was hungry and thirsty, but otherwise in good health. He surrendered without incident.

The suspect will be booked on an arrest warrant for 1st Degree Murder and Burglary in the 1st Degree.

We extend our gratitude to all those involved, including our law enforcement partners and the public for their help.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.

Contact Us:
PIO_unit@azdps.gov

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For Immediate Release

October 3, 2017

14 year old Suspect Sought in Apache County Homicide

Suspect last seen in the Show Low Pines Estates area

 

Concho, Arizona — On the morning of October 3, 2017, a burglary was reported at a residence in Concho, Arizona. The Apache County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence to investigate. An occupant of the residence was discovered deceased, the victim of a homicide.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division was requested to be the lead investigative agency.

The suspect has been identified as 14-year-old Joshua Cade Richardson. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 135 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in the Show Low Pines Estates area wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and brown American Eagle dress shoes. He is also described as having acne and has a road rash type scar on his right forearm.

Anyone having any information concerning the homicide or the current location of Joshua Richardson should contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety at 877-272-8329, by clicking on this link https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=807, or by text message by texting “ACT” plus the information to 274637. Please reference “Apache County” to ensure the information is directed appropriately.

Anyone spotting Richardson should immediately call 9-1-1 to report his location. Do not approach Richardson as he is believed to be armed and may pose a danger to others.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.

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