Vidalia man arrested for murder

Published 8:28 am Sunday, February 18, 2024

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VIDALIA, La. — A Vidalia man has been arrested for a murder that occurred last week in Kelly.

Richie Alan Norris, 34, was arrested Friday on a warrant for second-degree murder during a traffic stop by Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and Louisiana Probation and Parole in Caldwell Parish at Hwy 4 and Hwy 846, a news release states.

According to the release, deputies received a call on Sunday, Feb. 11, that a man needed medical attention at Madison Lane in Kelly. Upon arrival, it was determined that the man was deceased from a gunshot wound and a homicide investigation began. The victim was 29-year-old Devin Cole Hines from Olla.

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Norris was arrested Friday without incident.

Sheriff Clay Bennett thanked Caldwell detectives and deputies for their long hours of hard work in leading to this arrest for a horrible crime.

“Our prayers are with this family as they grieve their loss,” he said.