Convicted murderer arrested on firearms charges

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An Evansville man convicted of murder more than 20 years ago finds himself back in police custody.

Evansville Police arrested 40-year-old Larry Richmond, Sr Tuesday morning.

Acting on a tip from Richmond’s son, police obtained a search warrant for a home on Sheffield Drive in Evansville.

Richmond’s son told police his dad may have buried the guns. Police say they found a buried box of guns in the backyard of the home.

They located a Taurus PT745C, Smith and Wesson MP9, and Sig Saur P938, all with their serial numbers filed off. A box of .45 caliber ammunition and 9MM ammunition, wrapped in tube socks inside the box.

Police are still looking for a fourth gun, a Taurus Judge that was missing. According to the affidavit, Richmond’s son says he stole it last September from a pawn shop he used to work at.

Richmond, Sr. is charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, three counts of possession of an altered handgun, and possession of meth.

Eyewitness News’ archives show in 1996, at just 17 years old, Richmond, Sr. pleaded guilty to shooting and killing 70-year-old James Montgomery.

Richmond was sentenced to 45 years in prison and five years’ probation, but records show he was released from prison in March of 2018.

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(This story was originally published on March 5, 2019)

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