Fugitive from Beaumont arrested in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A fugitive suspect from Beaumont accused of sexually assaulting a child, was arrested in Shreveport.

Richard Welch was arrested Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Busby Street in Shreveport.

Welch was wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and one warrant for indecency with a child.

He's currently at Caddo Correctional Center, pending extradition back to Beaumont.

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