Aug 5, 2010 5:59 PM by MIKE MAGNOLI
UPDATE- 7:00 PM
A BREAK IN THE CASE OF A MURDERED PIZZZA HUT DELIVERY DRIVER.
AFTER FIVE MONTHS THE LAFAYETTE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS THE PERSON THEY BELIEVE KILLED TIM FALGOUT.
KATC'S MIKE MAGNOLI IS LIVE WITH THE STORY.
THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT WAS PRIMARILY DNA EVIDENCE THAT BROUGHT ABOUT THIS ARREST. 34 YEAR OLD AARON RICHARDS IS IN THE PARISH JAIL RIGHT NOW AND HE'S CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.
RICHARD HID IS FACE FROM THE CAMERA AS HE WAS BEING WALKED TO THE PARISH JAIL, BUT FROM UNDERNEATH HIS SHIRT HE MENTIONED HAVING CHILDREN AND SAID THAT HE WOULD ANSWER TO GOD BUT HE DID NOT SAY HE WAS GUILTY. THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE PICKED RICHARDS UP TODAY IN COURT. HE WAS THERE TO FACE CHARGES FOR A 2009 ROBEERY. WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT THE COURT HOUSE DEPUTIES WERE WAITING. IN ADDITION TO THE DNA FROM THE CRIME SCENE RICHARDS VEHICLE WAS ON THAT SECURITY VIDEO AFTER ALL, NOT THE BLACK SUV BUT A CAR THAT SHOWED UP A FEW MINUTES LATER
On Thursday August 5, 2010 Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested 34 year old Aaron Richards of Lafayette for the alleged murder of Timothy Falgout.
Falgout was the Pizza Hut delivery driver who was stabbed to death on March 29, 2010 in the 300 Block of Rue Canard Street as he was making a delivery.
During the investigation detective's collected DNA evidence at the scene of the murder, which was submitted to the Acadiana Crime Lab for analysis.
On June 23, 2010 the Acadiana Crime Lab confirmed a DNA match to the evidence submitted belonged to Aaron Orlando Richards. With this and other evidence detectives obtained a warrant for 1st Degree Murder for Aaron Orlando Richards. He was arrested at the Lafayette Parish Court House as he was attending a trail for First Degree Robbery.
Aaron Orlando Richards has been booked into the LafayetteParishCorrectionalCenter on a warrant for first Degree Murder with a $250,000.00 bond.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested 34 year old Aaron Richards in connection with the 1st degree murder of pizza delivery driver Timothy Falgout. More on TV-3 at 5,6 and 10.
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