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ETX Commissioner arrested, facing another charge

Ricky LaPrade, pictured on the left from a prior arrest. Ricky LaPrade, pictured on the left from a prior arrest.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - County Commissioner Ricky LaPrade was arrested Thursday night according to jail records.

LaPrade was booked into the county jail around 7p.m. on a charge of theft by check (over $5,000). Jail staff said LaPrade posted bond shortly after his booking and was released.

The commissioner has been previously charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest unlawful carrying of a weapon and misapplication of fiduciary property.

LaPrade is awaiting his trial on those prior charges and recently announced he plans to run for re-election.

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