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Updated: 7:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 | Posted: 6:17 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Man sought by Vandalia PD has served his time

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Dejarvus Richardson (2013) photo
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Dejarvus Richardson in 2013 was sought by Vandalia police, who believe he had stolen a car and impersonating law enforcement officers and military personnel.

By Frazier Smith

Breaking News Staff

VANDALIA —

UPDATE @ 7 p.m. (Nov. 7, 2014): Dejarvus Richardson, at one time a fugitive wanted by Vandalia police, is a free man now that he's served his time in prison.

Richardson served about 10 months stemming from an investigation into how he came into possession of a a black BMW 328i he was accused of taking from a Vandalia dealership in August 2013.

He was arrested in November 2013 and indicted a month later on a single count of receiving stolen property.

By late March, he had entered a plea and was sentenced by Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Dennis Langer.

FIRST REPORT (November 2013)

A man believed to be involved in "multiple financial scams" and other criminal activity -- including impersonating law enforcement officials -- is being sought by police and they are asking the public for help in locating him.

Vandalia police, armed with a felony warrant, are looking for 28-year-old Dejarvus Richardson. He also goes by the names Dr. Dejay Richardson, DJ Richardson and Dejarvis Richardson.

"We believe that multiple people, mainly females, have unwittingly been pulled into Richardson's scams," the department stated in information released to News Center 7 on Thursday afternoon.

Police believe Richardson stole a black BMW 328i on Aug. 27 from Evans Motorworks in Vandalia. Detectives, acting on a tip, recovered that car Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Meadows of Catalpa Apartment Complex. Richardson was driving it, but managed to elude capture, police said.

Police searched the vehicle and found "a large amount of evidence" indicating that Richardson "is possibly involved in multiple financial scams and other criminal activity."

Police said Richardson's criminal history also indicates that he may impersonate state, local, federal law enforcement officials as well as military personnel.

Richardson is 5 foot 5 inches tall, about 124 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, according to police.

If you know or see Richardson or know of his whereabouts, you are asked to contact Vandalia Detective Jennifer Chiles at (937) 415-2274.

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