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May 7, 2013

Assault leads to Texas two step

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — A Texas man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged girlfriend and her young son last week was returned to the Ft. Worth area after he was the target of an assault in Garvin County’s jail.

Cedric Ricks, 38, is the man accused of using a knife to kill Roxann Diana Sanchez, 30, and her 8-year-old son Anthony Reyes Figueroa and severely injuring a 12-year-old boy during an altercation in Bedford, Texas on the night of May 1.

Less than three hours later Ricks was picked up a few miles south of Pauls Valley by Oklahoma state troopers as he drove the victim’s car on Interstate 35.

After initially refusing his extradition back to Texas the murder suspect wound up changing his mind as he was escorted late last week by Bedford police detectives and taken to Tarrant County jail on the murder and attempted murder accusations down there.

Ricks agreed to be taken back to Texas after he was wounded during an assault by other inmates in the county jail here in Pauls Valley.

“Our investigation of the jail incident revealed Cedric Ricks made comments about the killings to other inmates which angered them resulting in Ricks receiving visible injuries to his face,” said Sheriff Larry Rhodes.

The sheriff confirms it was around 4:30 p.m. Thursday when he and his deputies had to break up a fight inside a cell where Ricks was being held. The actual disturbance involved at least five inmates.

Rhodes did dispute published reports from a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department spokesman describing Ricks as being “badly beaten” in the assault here.

“The injuries looked more significant than they were and did not require hospitalization,” Rhodes said.

The assault on Ricks consisted of several inmates physically beating him with their hands and feet.

Following the assault, Ricks was immediately taken to Pauls Valley General Hospital where he was treated and released back to the county jail.

The findings of the jail incident have been turned over to the district attorney’s office for the possible filing of criminal charges on the inmates participating in the assault on Ricks.

“It was unfortunate this happened to the suspect while he was detained in my jail,” the sheriff said.

Ricks first landed in the jail after he was taken into custody late Wednesday night by troopers. The arrest was made a few miles south of Pauls Valley and just west of Wynnewood.

The following day Ricks would not agree to his extradition back to Texas. That resulted in state officials here filing a felony count of fugitive from justice against Ricks.

During his court arraignment on the charge, shown by video, he was given a late May court day on the extradition issue. He was also given a $2.5 million bond at the time.

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