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San Augustine County Sheriff Deputies arrest Ricky Anthony Lara

Deputies with the San Augustine Sheriff's Office arrested Ricky Anthony Lara, 42, of San Augustine accused of a history of abuse of his three children Tuesday afternoon. According to Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham, a member of the extended family reported the abuse to the sheriff's office. Authorities brought in the three children, aged 15, 13 and 7, and interviewed them. The charges, third-degree injury to a child and misdemeanor A assault/family violence are in connection to an incident a week ago when Lara abused the 13-year-old son and the 15-year-old daughter. The son suffered a lacerated lip and the daughter scratches on her legs. The son also said Lara held a knife to his throat. All three children said he has physically abused them before.

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