LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman who was on probation for an injury to a child charge that resulted from her then-two-year-old daughter falling out of her SUV in March 2010 is back in jail because she committed two new criminal offenses.
Brittany Marie Dyson, 27, is still being held in the Angelina county Jail on a state-jail felony bench warrant for injury to a child that was issued by the 217th Judicial District Court. No bail amount has been set at this time.
Dustin Fore, a supervisor with the Angelina County Adult Probation Department, said that Dyson's probation officer filed a violation report because Dyson committed two new criminal offenses - evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
In addition, Fore said Dyson used or possessed illegal drugs on at least two occasions, failed to avoid contact with "persons of disreputable or harmful character by associating with a felon," failed to report to her officer, failed to maintain employment, failed to perform community service, failed to pay on court-ordered monies, and failed to complete an aftercare program.
Fore said Dyson's newest offenses occurred in Nacogdoches County.
Marie Dyson pleaded guilty in January 2011 to injury to a child, accepting a four-year probation sentence.
According to a March 2010 report, police were called to the Timberland Drive and Denman Avenue intersection after they learned the two-year-old daughter of Dyson had opened the door of Dyson's SUV and fallen out. The girl sustained facial injuries, road rash, and a possible seizure. Police determined the girl was not secured in a child seat.
At the time, Dyson was cited with three class C misdemeanors: failure to show driver's license, failure to show proof of insurance, and failure to secure child in safety seat. A grand jury charged her with felony injury to a child in August 2010.
In a previous East Texas News story, Fore said an officer was attempting to address Dyson's substance abuse issues by sending her to a treatment facility. Dyson did not show up to be taken to the facility, so the officer filed a violation report and she was arrested in March.
In the hearing in District Judge Barry Bryan's courtroom Tuesday morning, Dyson was ordered to attend a rehabilitation facility instead of having her probation revoked.