A man who became the latest addition to Roswell Police Department’s Most Wanted list Tuesday was arrested Wednesday in the attic of a local motel.
Victor C. Richardson Jr., 22, was found through information received at a motel on the 3000 block of North Main Street at about 2 p.m, Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the city, said in an email late Wednesday.
Eight people left the motel room, some of who told police that Richardson was believed to be hiding in the room’s attic space, according to the email.
Call-outs were done by police asking Richardson to come out of the room but he did not comply.
Because of the violent nature of the crime he allegedly committed, the Roswell Police Department SWAT team was called to the scene. The email states that when the team entered the room, they made verbal contact with Richardson and he was eventually persuaded by police to come down from the attic and was taken into custody.
Richardson was wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm in connection with an Aug. 6 shooting at the 1700 block of Michigan Avenue, which resulted in one man sustaining a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. The victim was later found about a block from where the shooting happened and was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The shooting allegedly happened after the victim confronted Richardson about money he was owed by Richardson and his girlfriend.
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