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Murder suspect arrested

Monday, August 9, 2010

On Thursday August 5, 2010 Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested 34 year old Aaron Richards of Lafayette for the murder of Timothy Falgout.
Falgout was the Pizza Hut delivery driver who was stabbed to death on March 29, 2010 in the 300 Block of Rue Canard Street as he was making a delivery.
During the investigation detective’s collected DNA evidence at the scene, which was submitted to the Acadiana Crime Lab for analysis.
On June 23, 2010 the Acadiana Crime Lab confirmed a DNA match to the evidence submitted belonged to Aaron Orlando Richards. With this and other evidence detectives obtained a warrant for 1st Degree Murder for Aaron Orlando Richards. He was arrested near the Lafayette Parish Court House as he was attending a trail for First Degree Robbery.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337-236-5876