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UPDATE (03/17/2023): The official charges and bond of Richard Lynn Chisholm has been released by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Chisholm was taken into custody by the West Monroe Police Department for his numerous felony warrants.

Chisholm has been charged with the following:

  • Second-Degree Kidnapping
  • Cruelty to the Infirmed
  • Four counts of Simple Burglary
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Domestic Abuse Battery- Strangulation
  • Domestic Abuse Battery with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Possession of Firearm or Carrying a Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies

The current bond for Richard Lynn Chisholm is set at $18,000. Be sure to visit for further updates on this story.

WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On March 17, 2023, the West Monroe Police Department received information that Richard Lynn Chisholm was allegedly hiding at a residence of 30-year-old Brandi Bower on Wallace Dean Road in the West Monroe area. Chisholm is currently wanted for several violent felony charges by West Monroe Police and is also wanted by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office for multiple felony warrants.

According to officers, Bower was seen picking up the suspect from South 2nd street and Lazarre Avenue in West Monroe on March 13, 2023. When officers arrived at Wallace Dean Road, they came in contact with Bower.

According to officers, Bower admitted that she did indeed pick Chisholm up and concealed him in her residence. Officials of the SWAT team were later called to the location, which resulted in a three-hour stand-off with Chisholm.

Bower was placed under arrest and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center. Bower was charged with Accessories After the Fact. Chisholm has also been arrested and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.