Dylyn Reed Richards
Waxahahcie Police Officer Josh Williams
Dylyn Reed Richards, 20, of Venus, was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter by an Ellis County jury late Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 for the death of Waxahachie Police office Josh Williams. On July 28, 2012, Richards was driving 69 mph on Highway 77 without headlights when his vehicle crashed into Officer Williams' squad car as he was responding to a disturbance call at a fast food restaurant. At the time of the crash, Richards had a blood alcohol level of .218. The legal intoxication level is 0.08. On Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, an Ellis County jury sentenced Richards to 55-years in prison.
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:48 pm
Updated: 7:42 pm, Fri Aug 30, 2013.
An Ellis County jury made up of six men and six women returned a guilty verdict after 16 minuets of deliberation Thursday afternoon. Venus resident Dylyn Reed Richards was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter for the death of Waxahachie Police Officer Josh Williams.
On July 28, 2012 Williams was called to assist Officer Kevin Patterson at Taco Bell on a disturbance call. Williams was turning into the parking of Whataburger located in the 600 block of U.S. Highway 77 when his Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was struck by the Chevrolet Suburban Richards was driving.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:48 pm.
Updated: 7:42 pm.