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Parolee Sentenced to Life in Prison for Assaulting Public Servant

Posted/updated on: July 12, 2019 at 9:29 am
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TYLER — A Tyler man is sentenced to life in prison after his latest brush with the law. Larry Hicks, 47, was sentenced Wednesday for the assault of a parole officer. Officials said in May 2018, the officer went to Hicks’ residence to check on him because he had just installed an ankle monitor three days prior. Hicks had since cut the ankle monitor off. Hicks charged at the parole officer and assaulted him. When law enforcement arrived, Hicks refused to exit the residence, leading to an hour and half standoff with Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.

SWAT was called in after learning Hicks was in possession of a firearm. He was eventually captured. Hicks has 7 prior felony convictions, including a 50 year prison sentence for assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon in 1997.


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