RCMP seeking man charged with assault on common-law wife

Red Deer City RCMP and Central Alberta Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man unlawfully at large.

Red Deer City RCMP and Central Alberta Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man unlawfully at large.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Richard Parkhurst for involvement in criminal behaviour and assaulting his common-law wife.

Parkhurst, also known as Rick Parkey and Richard Opperman, was on statutory release.

His whereabouts are currently unknown but he has resided in the Red Deer in the past.

He has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1980, consisting of at least 74 convictions. His criminal convictions are diverse and include everything from robbery, property offences, driving offences, assaults, aggravated assault, assault peace officer, and numerous breach of trust offences.

Parkhurst is described as Caucasian, approximately 168 cms (5’6”) tall, 114 kgs (252 lbs), brown hair, hazel eyes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact their local police detachment or the Red Deer City RCMP at 403.343.5575.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Central Alberta Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information provided leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.