Centerville superintendent still not back to work; man no-billed on attack charge - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Centerville superintendent still not back to work; man no-billed on attack charge

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

By Whitney Grunder - email

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Centerville Superintendent Robert Welsh has not returned to work following an alleged attack from a Groveton man in April.

A felony charge against Steven Truss, 35, was dropped after a Trinity County Grand Jury no-billed him at the last meeting.

According to Kelli Karczewski, attorney for Centerville ISD, Welsh has been on "assault leave" since the incident.

Interim Superintendent Mike Ford said he could not comment on Welsh's absence, or on when he would return to school.

Truss was also charged with a misdemeanor in the alleged attack. His brother, Brian Truss, 38, of Groveton, was also charged in the incident, with misdemeanor criminal trespassing. A call to Trinity County Attorney Joe Warner Bell for comment on the status of those charges was not immediately returned.

According to a previous report, Trinity County Chief Deputy Billy Patton said the brothers confronted Welsh after an April school board meeting.

The school board meeting drew a large crowd as possible layoffs were discussed.

Patton said Steven Truss hit Welsh twice in the back of the head. Lufkin Memorial records show he was treated and released the next morning.

Copyright 2010 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:33:05 GMT

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>
  • NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:33:54 GMT
    Source: NISDSource: NISD

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>
  • Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:11:55 GMT

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly