Lufkin man gets 15 years for violating probation for child-crime conviction

Jerry Watson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Jerry Watson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A state district judge has revoked probation for a Lufkin man who was convicted of four counts of injury to a child and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Judge Paul White sentenced Jerry Mike Watson, 66, to 15 years in prison for each count of the child injury charges and one year in state jail for the drug charge. Those sentences will run concurrently.

During the hearing with Watson's family present, White said Watson clearly split his lifestyle between the way he was actually living versus the way he must have appeared around his family.

"I've got a report full of filth," White said. "I hope your family never has to see this."

White went on to tell Watson there were details of his violations in his file that people should not have to talk about, much less see.

Watson was sent to jail in February after pleading "true" to most of the allegations against him during a motion to revoke probation hearing. Probation officers alleged Watson was caught traveling in a vehicle with a mobile meth lab and that he was seen at his residence with a probationer and a parolee.

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