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Husband arrested on murder charge in St. Mary Parish

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Russell Richard Jr. Russell Richard Jr.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives say they've found evidence connecting Russell Anthony Richard Jr to the 2016 death of 45- year old Reynell Lockett Richard of Baldwin, LA. Detectives obtained a warrant for Russell Richard’s arrest on the charge of 2nd Degree Murder. Richard remains incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. 

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A person of interest in the Reynell Lockett case is back home in St. Mary Parish.

Lockett's ex-husband, Russell Anthony Richard, Jr., 51, of Baldwin, has been missing since her body was found a few days before Christmas 2016. 

Last year, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies said he was a person of interest in the case. Last week, he was arrested in Oklahoma, and booked with aggravated panhandling, giving false information and trespassing on private property, 

Today, he was booked into the St. Mary Parish jail on a warrant for Failure to Appear to answer a charge of simple battery. 

To read our previous stories on the case, click here and here

This is a developing story, and we will post more information as it becomes available. 

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