LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The search continues for the Tuscarora man who is wanted for parole violations, assaulting a police officer, and escape after he injured a Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy while being arrested last Friday.
News partner 13WHAM reports that Henry was handcuffed with zipties at the time of his escape.
“Richard had a dirty urine test and failed to report in to parole, so two of our Deputies responded to his camp behind his mother’s house ,” said Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty at the time of Henry’s escape. “One Deputy handcuffed Henry’s hands behind his back, and he forced the Deputy into the camper in an attempt to escape, and the Deputy suffered a twisted knee which led to tendon damage. We’ve had prior dealings with him before. This is what he does, he runs from law enforcement.”
Sheriff Dougherty said that he does not fear for the safety of the surrounding community since Henry is not sought for a violent offense, but added that anyone can become dangerous while on the run.
Approximately 70 members of law enforcement were involved in Friday’s search, including the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, Environmental Conservation Police, Mount Morris Police Department, Federal Marshals, Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, and New York State Division of Parole.
“Parole has taken some knocks lately, but I can honestly say that parole has been great to work with,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “This was a routine pick up, take into custody, take to jail scenario. Henry assaulted a Deputy and will be facing escape and assault charges.”
Anyone with any information regarding Henry’s whereabouts is urged to call 911.