Former Nacogdoches man gets probation for letting child run near traffic

Billy Nash (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Billy Nash (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to letting a child run near traffic, accepting a five-year probation sentence.

Billy Ray Nash will serve the sentence on a charge of endangering a child in another state.

District Judge Ed Klein approved the five-year plea bargain.

According to a previous report, Nacogdoches Police arrested Nash on May 16 after a young boy was seen running southbound on the sidewalk and curb of the yard and almost ran for two blocks and was stopped by witnesses in the parking lot at 115 North University Drive.

Nash then walked to the scene and said he was the guardian of the child, according to the report. Nash had been walking behind the child but made not attempt to control the child, according to the report.

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