LPSO arrests fugitive wanted in Mississippi, Alabama

A man wanted in Mississippi and Alabama was apprehended by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office last Thursday after deputies responded to a call of a person armed with a sword or large knife.

Richard J. Jeffery, 34, was found outside a Beacon Light Road mobile home with a large knife. He appeared to be trying to pry open the front door with the knife.

Jeffery was directed by deputies to drop the knife and a second large knife was removed from a sheath on his waist.

Jeffery was asked if he had anything he shouldn’t, and he replied he had a pipe for smoking methamphetamine in his pants pocket.

A records check reveal Jeffery was wanted on arrest warrants from Escambia County, Alabama for felony possession of controlled substances, domestic violence, and menacing. A warrant from Simpson County, Mississippi charges Jeffery with possession of methamphetamine.

The warrants were verified by Alabama and Mississippi authorities. Jeffery was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of drug paraphernalia and the warrants.

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