LPSO deputies identify first suspect in manhunt

Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 7:02pm

Livingston Parish—A vehicle pursuit of three burglary suspects turns into an all-out manhunt.

Authorities say after a 9-1-1call around five Saturday morning deputies chased the suspects' get-a-way from the Walker area until it crashed into a fence on I-12 near the Livingston exit.

Detectives say the trio jumped the fence and ran into the deeply wooded area that surrounds the CECOS hazardous waste site.

Deputies searched the area by air and foot for hours—but the hunt was suspended around 1PM.

Investigators say 22-year-old Jeremy Ricard is the only suspect they have identified so far.

Authorities believe he and his two alleged accomplices may now be somewhere in the Hammond/Tangipahoa area.