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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Monday February 17th, 2014 :: 09:16 a.m. CST


Huffman man charged with aggravated assault for pointing handgun at news team reporting on sex abuse charge against him

Larry Ricketts, 73, of Huffman, has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge for pointing a gun at a KTRK news team last week at his home, two days after he had been charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a 5-year-old girl.

Reporter Demond Fernandez and videographer Gerzain Garcia went to Ricketts' house on Feb. 13 seeking his on-camera comment about the sexual assault allegation.

After Fernandez knocked on the door and spoke with Ricketts, Ricketts pointed a handgun at the news team, as seen on Garcia's videotape.

Earlier in the week, Ricketts had posted a bail bond after his arrest on the sex abuse charge. Now he is being held without bail in the gun case.

His mug shot is attached.

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