U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Accused Of Threatening Someone With A Hatchet


Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 3:04 pm
By: News On 6


A U.S. Marshals task force has arrested a man wanted for leading Mayes County deputies on a chase and threatening someone with a hatchet back in October.

Leonard Ray Richardson Jr. was arrested in Tulsa near 4th St and Lakewood Ave on Wednesday. Investigators said he threatened a witness who saw him as he ran away from the end of a chase with deputies.

According to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, officers recovered a stolen vehicle leading into the arrest. Marshals also said they found four guns.  

"Those are off the street now and we consider that a win anytime we can take guns off the street," Maddox said. "We try to work off the element of surprise. We want to come in with as a large force as possible and overwhelm people so they do not have a chance to react in a way that could cause harm to us or them," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Emily Maddox.  

Richardson was wanted in Mayes County after the sheriff's office said he and a woman named Jimmie Falling led them and other police departments on a high-speed chase last month. He escaped along with Falling. Falling eventually turned herself in.

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