A Lucan man, David Eugene Richardson Jr., age 53, has been found guilty in Redwood County Court of violating a domestic abuse no-contact order, and tampering with a witness.

According to Redwood County Attorney Jenna Peterson, on Jan. 13, 2021, Richardson, Jr. was served a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order prohibiting him from having contact, direct or indirect, with the protected person.

On Feb. 7, 2021, Richardson, Jr. called the protected person from the  Redwood County Jail where he was being held on Tampering with a Witness in the First Degree and Threats of Violence charges. During the recorded phone conversation, Richardson, Jr.  discussed his upcoming trial with the protected person, who was also the victim in the case. Richardson Jr., told the protected person multiple times during the recorded phone conversation that if she didn’t  show up for the trial to testify against him, he will be “released”, but “if anyone shows up to  testify against me, I sit 44 months.” 

A Redwood County District Court jury found Richardson Jr. guilty of one count of felony Violating a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order and one  count of misdemeanor Tampering with a Witness in the Third Degree.

Richardson, Jr. will be sentenced August 15 at the Redwood County Courthouse.