KATC Investigates

Jun 24, 2014 2:49 PM by Tina Macias

Murder suspect was on parole when he allegedly killed deputy

One of the men accused in the shooting death of an off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff's deputy was just released from prison in May on good-time parole supervision, the state Department of Corrections tells KATC.

Quintylan Richard, 20, of Myers Street in Abbeville, was incarcerated in February 2013 for simple burglary and a probation violation and served a little over a year of his three-year sentence before being released on May 1. He was scheduled to be on parole until March 2016, DOC spokeswoman Pam LaBorde said.

Baylon Taylor, 19, and Richard were arrested yesterday on first-degree murder charges. Richard was also booked for unauthorized use of a movable and simple burglary. Both have an arrest record, but their pasts mostly consist of property crimes. This is the first time either have been arrested for a violent crime, according to Vermilion Parish court records.

Taylor was arrested in March 2013 for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, which is still pending in Vermilion Parish court.

Richard, meanwhile, has been arrested three times for burglary in as many years. He also served short stints in jail and prison for possession of stolen things, resisting arrest and marijuana possession.

Richard was first arrested when he 17 and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling in 2011. He pleaded down to simple burglary and was sentenced to two years supervised probation, 24 hours of community service and drug tests.

He violated his probation when he was arrested for another felony simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling charge in June 2012 and then again arrested 11 days later for illegal possession of stolen things, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

He pleaded down the simple burglary to misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things and served a few months in jail for the probation violation and the four misdemeanor charges.

But shortly after Richard was released, he again violated probation in February 2013 when he was arrested for another simple burglary. He was pleaded guilty to simple burglary in September and was sentence to three years hard labor with credit for time served, and released on parole in May.


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