Police issued a warrant Tuesday in the September homicide of 29-year-old Latoya Richard, KATC-TV reported.

Larry Slaughter, 30, of Mamou, is wanted on a count of second-degree murder in Richard’s death, Ville Platte Police said. The warrant comes after a three-month investigation into Richard’s Sept. 22 death, which investigators labeled “suspicious” at the time and have since ruled a homicide.

Slaughter used to live at Richard’s High School Drive home, police told KATC-TV.

Richard was found dead by family members, who broke into her home after she failed to meet her daughter getting off the school bus.

Anyone with information on Slaughter’s whereabouts is asked to call the Ville Platte Police Department at (337) 363-1313. Tips will remain anonymous.

Bicyclist busted on drug, weapons counts

Authorities said an Opelousas man stopped Monday on a traffic violation while bicycling on East Street was arrested after officers found marijuana and a gun in his possession.

Joseph D. Freeman, 24, was booked on counts of marijuana possession, possessing a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, obstruction of passage and violating the law by having the drugs within a drug-free school zone, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Freeman was traveling with the marijuana within 2,000 of the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, the Sheriff’s Office said. The amount of marijuana he had on his person was not disclosed.

Freeman remained in the St. Landry Parish jail Tuesday afternoon.

Arrests posted Jan. 13, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:

Rudolph Archon: 17, of the 200 block of Odile Street, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of fugitive; resisting an officer; and three counts of simple burglary.

Travis James Bargeman: 26, of the 100 block of Martin Street, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Jacob Barnaba: 18, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of simple burglary.

Kevin Jones Bernard: 38, of the 100 block of North Loop Street, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of marijuana.

Andrew J. Bourque: 37, of the 1700 block of East Milton Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of theft of copper or other metals.

Heath Christopher Boutte: 40, New Iberia. He was booked on home invasion.

Paul Joseph Carston III: 28, of the 100 block of Martin Oaks Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

Jacarl Jermaine Duncan: 30, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.

Randy Edwards: 19, of the 100 block of Sweetbriar Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things; resisting an officer; and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Tye Joseph Gerard: 29, of the 1900 block of Gendorm Drive, Carencro. He was booked on simple burglary.

Lindon Shay James Harrison: 20, of the 1000 block of Eighth Street, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.

Zeke Higginbotham: 47, of the 500 block of Sixth Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of municipal purposes.

Harold Hughes: 34, of the 1000 block of Phillip Street, Opelousas. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.

Betty Jo James: 49, of the 100 block of Hebert Road, Lafayette. She was booked on fugitive and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Jenna Michelle Judice: 28, of the 200 block of Prejean Road, Carencro. She was booked on failure to report an accident; two counts of operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Brittany Nicole Judice: 23, of the 900 block of Westgate Road, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of fugitive and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Brannon Joseph Martie: 41, of the 200 block of Wilcox Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

Jeremiah Jonas Mcleod: 30, of the 1200 block of Irene Street, Lafayette. He was booked on attempted theft between $100 and $500; attempted theft over $50; misdemeanor theft of goods; and shoplifting.

Nicole Marie Nugier: 36, of the 200 block of Blanco Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on fugitive; misdemeanor issuing worthless checks; and simple battery.

Raymond Tremaine Perry: 24, of the 1100 block of East Vermilion Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Heath Robertson: 35, of the 3700 block of Romero Road, Youngsville. He was booked on municipal purposes.

Kendarious Travon Sam: 18, of the 100 block of Cantal Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery and fugitive.

Chad Logan Sampey: 40, of the 300 block of Robie Circle Street, Abbeville. He was booked on two counts of theft of copper or other metals.

Somoa Scott: 38, of the 300 block of Clause Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies and illegal possession of stolen firearms.

Quenton James Smith: 30, of the 100 block of Edie Ann Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive and a warrant/bench warrant.

James Richard Soileau: 25, of the 300 block of Country Ridge Road, Opelousas. He was booked on two counts of fugitive and a warrant/bench warrant.

Dillon Wade Trahan: 21, of the 400 block of Bayou Tortue Road, Broussard. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.

Andre L. Trahan: 30, of the 100 block of Love Street, Lafayette. He was booked on commercial vehicle registration violation; having no safety belt; and operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses.