Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lawful Texas Gun Owner - Accused of Child Sex Abuse - Pulls Gun on Reporter

man pulls gun on news reporter
Larry Ricketts

The Political Carnival

A Texas man from the Houston area who has been charged with child sex abuse has additionally been charged for allegedly pulling a gun on a television journalist reporting on the allegations. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said 73-year-old Larry Ricketts of Huffman is charged with aggravated assault after KTRK captured the gun incident on camera.
The new charge comes just two days after Ricketts posted a bond following his arrest on sex abuse charges involving a 5-year-old girl.
KTRX reporter Demond Fernandez and videographer Gerzain Garcia went to Ricketts’ house on February 13 seeking his on-camera comment about the sexual assault allegation.
Fernandez knocked on the door and spoke with Ricketts, which is when he grabbed a handgun and pointed it at the news team, which was all caught on videotape.
Ricketts is now being held without bail on the newer charge.


  1. I'd like to know why he was out on bail in the first place.

  2. Since when is child sex abuse "lawful"?

    1. He was a lawful gun owner in spite of that, one of you guys.