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UPDATE: Most Wanted Wednesday: Richard Eugene Parson

Posted at 6:19 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 13:27:07-05

UPDATE - The sheriff's office reports that Parson was arrested by San Luis Obispo police on Wednesday evening. A citizen reportedly saw him at a Starbucks, recognized him from the news and reported the sighting to police. Officers found Parson nearby a short time later and took him into custody.

As of Thursday morning, Parson was being held at the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

Richard Eugene Parson, 43, is the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect this week.

Parson was recently identified by the Grover Beach Police Department as the suspect in a prowling investigation. Now, he is wanted on a felony arrest warrant for failing to update his sex offender registration.

Parson is described as 5'11″ tall and 229 pounds. His last known address is in San Luis Obispo.

If you have any information on Parson's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (805) 781-4550 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously and callers are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information provided leads to an arrest and conviction of a felony offender.

Click here to submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website and learn more about other wanted suspects and unsolved crimes in the area.


Phone: (805) 549-STOP (7867)

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You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers by texting SLOTIPS plus your message to CRIMES (274637).


Phone: (805) 781-4550