Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of a Wanted Violent Felon

DAQUWON RICHARDSON

A traffic stop for an unsafe lane change early Tuesday morning led Troopers to arrest an Indianapolis man for outstanding felony warrants and other charges. Just after 1:30 this morning Trooper Brandon Fletcher was patrolling the area of 38th Street and Richardt Avenue when he saw a car drift from the left lane into the right lane then back to the left lane. He pulled the car over and after further investigation subsequently arrested the driver.

The driver of the vehicle, who was the only occupant, verbally identified himself to Trooper Fletcher. The first and second identities given were discovered to be false. After investigating further the man was identified as 24 year old Daquwon Richardson. When troopers were taking inventory of the contents of the vehicle prior to impound, a loaded .40 caliber handgun was found under the seat. Richardson was transported by ambulance to Eskenazi Hospital for reasons unrelated to this investigation. He was turned over to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for incarceration.

A records check determined Richardson had outstanding warrants for Criminal Confinement and Armed Robbery. He also faces the following preliminary charges as a result of this traffic stop.

  • Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm – 35-47-4-5 L4F
  • Possession of a Firearm Without a Permit – 35-47-2-1 L5F
  • Synthetic Identity Deception – 35-43-5-3.8 L6F
  • Obstruction of Justice – 35-44.1-2-2 L6F
  • Intimidation – 35-45-2-1 L6F
  • False Identity Statement – 35-44.1-2-4 CAM

The charges listed are only probable cause for arrest, actual charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

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