Affidavit: Nacogdoches man assaulted wife, left 2-year-old by road

Jeffrey Batson (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Jeffrey Batson (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 30-year-old after he allegedly assaulted his wife and left his 2-year-old daughter alongside a roadway Thursday.

Later, Jeffrey Wayne Batson resisted when an NCSO deputy tried to take him out of a patrol vehicle and get him processed into the jail.

Batson, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of assault causing bodily injury twice or more in a 12-month period and a state-jail felony charge of abandoning /endangering a child. He was also charged with resisting arrest, search, or transport, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

Collectively, Batson's bail was set at $32,500.

According to the arrest affidavit, NCSO deputies were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Sandyland Circle at about 9:10 p.m. Thursday in reference to a disturbance with weapons. When they got there, the victim told them that her husband had assaulted her with a knife in his hand.

The woman also told authorities that she and Batson got into an argument after she grabbed their 2-year-old daughter and attempted to go to a neighbor's house.  Batson allegedly chased her down in the driveway, took the little girl, and began hitting the woman in the face, the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, Batson went back to the house and left the 2-year-old girl standing unsupervised by the road. At that point, Batson climbed into his vehicle and began driving recklessly up and down the roadway.

Later, the deputies found the little girl sitting alone by a portable heater in the couple's home.

Batson was arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail. Once they got there, Batson allegedly refused to leave the vehicle. The affidavit stated Batson that no one could make him go into the jail. Using physical force, the deputy got Batson out of the patrol vehicle.

In addition, Batson allegedly pulled away from the deputy and refused to be searched and booked. As a result, Batson was secured in the "violent chair" and turned over to the jail's staff, according to the affidavit.

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