Lubbock Man Arrested Accused of Attacking Woman With Knife

A police report said the knife was like a Japanese style meat cleaver.

LUBBOCK, TX - Lubbock Police on Tuesday said Richard Lara, 49, of Lubbock was arrested last week for aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance. 

On August 4 in the 100 block of North Avenue N, Lara was accused of using a knife that looked like a Japanese style meat clever. A police report said Lara used the knife to damage two cars.  That’s when a woman confronted him.

The police report said, “[The suspect] then began to strike her multiple times in the face with the knife, causing serious bodily injury.”

The victim suffered a large cut on the right side of her forehead, medium-sized cut on the left side of her face, a small cut on her upper lip and a long scratch on the left side of her neck according to the police report.

The police report did not say why Lara used the knife on the cars, and it did not have details about the drug possession charge.  The victim had been in a dating relationship with Lara, according to the police report.

Lara was held Tuesday in the Lubbock Co. Detention Center on Tuesday in lieu of $250,000 bond for the aggravated assault charge, and $50,000 for the drug possession charge.  Both charges were listed in jail records as second-degree felonies.  


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