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Jury selected for VZ Co. trial of Ricky LaPrade

Ricky LaPrade. Photo Source: Van Zandt County Jail. Ricky LaPrade. Photo Source: Van Zandt County Jail.
VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The jury has been selected in the trial of an embattled East Texas county commissioner.

Van Zandt County Commissioner Ricky LaPrade has been charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and misapplication of fiduciary property.

Right now, LaPrade only facing trial for one of those charges.

This trial is just for the felony charge of misapplication of fiduciary property. That's because LaPrade was in the county vehicle during his April arrest.

The other charges could go to court later, but Van Zandt County Attorney Chris Martin says that really depends on the outcome of this trial.

His resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon charges also stem from that night in April.

When KLTV spoke to LaPrade back in April, he says that he had been drinking but not driving--just sitting in his car at the Whataburger parking lot talking to his ex-wife.

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