Convicted murderer arrested during Tyler drug bust
POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:39pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:21pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — A man who was convicted of murder was arrested during a drug bust in Tyler on Thursday.
Tyler police found several drugs and firearms at the house on the 2800 block of Cushing Drive just after 5:00pm.
They recovred crack cocaine, marijuana, and seven firearms during the bust.
The man arrested at the house was Richard Hartsfield, 45, who had previously been arrested and convicted of murder more than 20 years ago.
Hartfsfield was arrested for the murder in 1988, and was convicted of the crime in January 1991.
He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Hartsfield was behind bars in Huntsville until July of 2008, when he was released on parole and returned to Tyler.
In addition to drug and theft charges, Hartsfield also faces charges for possession of a prohibited weapon by a felon.