Nacogdoches businessman could be facing prison time for calling police

Nacogdoches businessman could be facing prison time for calling police


A Nacogdoches businessman who accepted a plea bargain deal for assaulting a Stephen F. Austin State University employee and taking the keys to his truck in June 2014, will be appearing in court again on Feb. 11 for a revocation of probation hearing.

William "Willie" Charles Hudson, 59, accepted a plea bargain deal of five years of deferred adjudication on Oct. 14, 2014.

As part of the plea agreement, the initial charges of robbery and injury to an elderly or disabled person were dropped and a charge of unlawful restraint was added to take their place. Basically, deferred adjudication is the same thing as probation. However, if Hudson stays out of trouble with the law for the entire five-year period, the charge will never show up on his record.

Special prosecutor Clyde Herrington filed an application to revoke Hudson's probation on Dec. 22, 2014.

In the application, Herrington outlined the ways that Hudson allegedly violated the terms of his probation. One of the term of Hudson's probation is that he was not allowed to contact any law enforcement agency in Nacogdoches, "including and not limited to the Nacogdoches Police Department and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office" unless it was necessary because of a life-threatening emergency or to report a violent offense.

Any other contact with a Nacogdoches County law enforcement agency was required to be made via Hudson writing to his attorney of record and having him or her contact that agency for him.

According to the application, Hudson contacted the Nacogdoches Police Department on Oct. 17, 2014 and spoke to an officer. The report stated, "civil dispute, issue resolved. No report, no offense." Then on Oct. 31, 2014, Hudson allegedly contacted an NPD officer about no parking signs.

The application stated that Hudson contacted the Nacogdoches Police Department again on Nov. 1 to report a vehicle that was illegally parked. In addition, Hudson allegedly called the police department on Nov. 20, 2014, and said that he had confronted his parole officer at his hardware store about "bad-mouthing him to his employees."

Hudson also called the Nacogdoches Police Department on Dec. 2, 2014, to let them know that he had received a letter and that he was going to testify against one of the people named in the conditions of his probation. He allegedly told the officer that he had contacted the department because he wasn't supposed to have any contact with the woman.

As another of the conditions of his probation, Hudson was prohibited from talking to anyone about issues regarding parking or fire lanes. Along those lines, the application stated that Hudson confronted a woman on Nov. 1, 2014 about a parking issue at the Cole Art Center loading dock in downtown Nacogdoches.

Another condition stated that Hudson would be required to perform 250 hours of community service restitution at a government, charitable, or non-profit organization at a rate of no less than eight hours a month. The application alleged that Hudson failed to perform at least eight hours of community service during the month of November 2014.

The rest of the application reiterated the strict conditions of Hudson's probation.

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