Police: Fight between father, daughter leads to maiming charge

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man is accused of knocking his daughter’s teeth out during an argument.

On Sept. 12, officers were called to a metro hospital after a woman claimed that she had been assaulted by her father.

When police arrived, they saw a 21-year-old female with bruises to her face, cheeks, under her eyes, and her front teeth were missing.

During the argument, the female claimed that 44-year-old Lawrence Hicks, a relative she is living with, put his hand on the back of her neck to escort her out of the home.

At that point, she said she began pushing him and tried to fight him off.

The affidavit states that the female claimed that Hicks punched her in the face about three to four times with his right fist, knocking her front teeth out of her mouth.

The female says doctors at the emergency room told her the damage to her mouth was too severe to implant her teeth.

Hicks was arrested on complaints of maiming, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a child.

The female was also arrested on a complaint of assault and battery.