Judge sends Nacogdoches businessman to jail for probation violations

Judge sends Nacogdoches businessman to jail for probation violations

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches judge ordered the businessman who assaulted a Stephen F. Austin State University employee and took the keys to his truck in June 2014 to spend 180 days in the county jail, added two years to his probation term, and increased his fine Wednesday.

William "Willie" Charles Hudson, 59, appeared in Judge Ed Klein's 420th Judicial District Court for a motion to revoke probation hearing Wednesday for violating the conditions of his probation several different way, according to special prosecutor Clyde Herrington.

After Klein ruled that Hudson had, in fact, violated the conditions of his probation, he increased the length of Hudson's deferred adjudication by another two years, so that it is now seven years, Herrington said. In addition, Klein increased Hudson fine by $2,000 and sentenced him to 180 days in the county jail.

As part of the added conditions of his deferred adjudication, Klein also ordered Hudson to complete an anger management and cognitive thinking programs and submit to a psychological exam, according to Herrington.

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

Dustin Fore, a supervisor with Angelina County's Adult Probation Department explained that deferred adjudication is very similar to probation. However, with deferred adjudication, if a person completes the sentence without getting into any more trouble with the law, it will prevent him or her from having a felony conviction.

However, Hudson's criminal record will still show the offense and the punishment he received.

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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