Man wanted for theft, family assault arrested

LAMAR COUNTY, Texas (KXII) -- A Lamar County man wanted for theft and assaulting a family member is now behind bars.

Larry Hicks, 49, was arrested on Monday.

Deputies say he had been wanted for stealing over $2,000 worth of lawn and boating equipment from a home in Direct back in June.

Two weeks later, deputies say Hicks assaulted his 27-year-old son and kicked him in the ribs for reporting the crime to authorities.

Deputies say he also had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.