Richard David Dillard Sought In Carjacking And Vandalism Charges

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Richard David Dillard
Richard David Dillard

A Bradley County man is wanted on multiple charges after a carjacking on Sunday.

Deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded on Sunday to the 58 Mart at 8909 Highway 58 on a reported carjacking. 

The victim in the incident stated he was sitting in his truck at the 58 Mart when a white male opened the door and forcefully removed him from the vehicle while assaulting him. The suspect gained control of the truck and fled north on Highway 58 with the vehicle. The victim received minor injuries as a result of being assaulted and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect left a vehicle in the parking lot at the store, which later was found to be stolen out of Bradley County.

As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 20-year-old Richard David Dillard, from Bradley County. Felony arrest warrants have been obtained for Dillard in this case. The warrants include carjacking, felony reckless endangerment and felony vandalism.   

Dillard also has active felony arrest warrants in Bradley County.

At this time, the whereabouts of Richard David Dillard is unknown. He is a resident of Bradley County with no known ties to Hamilton County.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is requesting anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard David Dillard to contact the Sheriff’s dispatcher at 423 622-0022.

Dillard is 6’01”, weighs 300 pounds, has blond hair and hazel eyes, and has an address of 195 Trailer View Drive, Cleveland.



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