Smith County Jail
An East Texas parolee has been sentenced to life in prison for assaulting his parole officer. The officer had gone to check on the status of 47-year-old Larry Hicks, of Smith County, and had learned that Hicks had cut off his ankle monitor. Hicks then charged the parole officer, and a standoff ensued with SWAT officers when it was learned that Hicks had a gun. He had seven prior felony convictions.