At 9:17 a.m. on October 28, a Eugene Police officer was enroute to a call when he spotted a vehicle in a parking lot at 155 High Street that Eugene Police Violent Crime detectives had advised patrol to be on the lookout for. It was associated with a suspect out of Arkansas named Rickey Lamont Howard, Jr., age 23. Howard had warrants for Capital Murder, Terroristic Act, and Aggravated Robbery.
The officer aired the information about the vehicle on High Street to additional patrol units and multiple officers worked to pin the vehicle and hail the single occupant out using a loud speaker and an air horn. The occupant was later identified as Howard and he was seen sleeping under blankets. He was moving, but not responding. Officers deployed a distraction device and Howard was compliant. He was taken into custody without incident.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (Arkansas) will be handling the extradition.
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