HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man charged with child sex abuse has also been charged with 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 the KTRK-TV crew captured the gun incident on camera. Nobody was hurt.
Video footage shows the crew at Ricketts' door Thursday. The suspect flashes a handgun and yells for the journalists to leave.
Investigators say Ricketts was charged earlier last week with aggravated sexual abuse of a 5-year-old girl and was released on bail. Ricketts is being held without bond on the weapons charge. Online jail records don't list information for his attorney.
KTRK officials didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.