Grand jury indicts Nacogdoches man on manslaughter charges

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County grand jury has indicted a man originally charged with criminal negligence homicide with a manslaughter charge.

Bradley Collins, 18, is accused of travelling at an unsafe speed on May 3 on a dirt road and wrecking with two children in the bed of his pickup. Seth Simmons, 10, died later at a Nacogdoches hospital.

In a statement released by First Assistant District Attorney Lee Westmoreland, the DA office opted to pursue the more severe charge because "the conditions present at the time of this young boy's tragic death were such that seeking a higher charge from the grand jury was justified."

The indictment against Collins states he "did then and there recklessly cause the death of an individual."

Other indictments issued Friday:

Freddie Dominguez, Galveston: Driving While Intoxicated

Douglas Lynn Fanestiel, Nacogdoches: Driving While Intoxicated

Frank Allen McCook, Jr., Nacogdoches: Driving While Intoxicated

Rodney Earl Newman, Garrison: Driving While Intoxicated

Terry Dale Wesley, Nacogdoches: Driving While Intoxicated/Possession of Controlled Substance

Randy Allen Collins, Jr., Mountain Grove, Mo.: Possession of Marijuana

Troy Neal Driskell, Mountain Grove, Mo.: Possession of Marijuana

Nicholas Albert Lane, Mountain Grove, Mo.: Possession of Marijuana

Tracy Lee Teets, Nacogdoches: Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon

Kevin Bernard Baxter, Memphis: Possession of Controlled Substance

Rickey Allen Coppedge, Greenville, Mo.: Possession of Marijuana

Bradley David Lutes, Greenville, Mo.: Possession of Marijuana

Donald Eugene Walker, Timpson: Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver

Earl Washington, Nacogdoches: Theft

Jennifer Lee Boone, Houston: Possession of Marijuana

Frederick Ladon Simon, Spring: Possession of Marijuana

Wayne Thomas Brown, Nacogdoches: Burglary of Habitation

Duris Chatman, Nacogdoches: Driving While Intoxicated

Desmond Demond Daniels, Nacogdoches: Delivery of Controlled Substance

Stephon Aquanos Davis, Nacogdoches: Evading Arrest, Endangering A Child

Timothy Adam Howard, Nacogdoches: Driving While Intoxicated

Shawntonio Decole Jones, Nacogdoches: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child (2)

Regelio Leal, Traverse City, Mich.: Possession of Marijuana

Frank Edward Lewis, Jr., Hot Springs, Ark.: Possession of Controlled Substance

Oscar Madrid, Ft. Stewart, Ga.: Possession of Marijuana

Nathan Welsh, Bellevue, Neb.: Possession of Marijuana

Loretta Denise Sterns, Nacogdoches: Possession of Controlled Substance

Franklin Deontay Waters, Jr., Nacogdoches: Theft

Christopher Lee Westbrook, Nacogdoches: Aggravated Assault Family Violence

Jameion Terrel Wynn, Nacogdoches: Tampering With Governmental Record

Lilly Grove Special Utility District: Reckless Emission of Air Contaminant & Endangerment