NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a 39-year-old man late Friday night in connection to allegations that he slapped his 14-year-old stepdaughter and forced his underage stepson to drink enough alcohol that became intoxicated.
Jonathan James Presley, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a state-jail felony endangering a child charge and a Class A misdemeanor assaulting causing bodily injury-family member charge. No bail amounts have been set for his charges at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, Nacogdoches Police officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Wortham Street. The caller said that Presley was threatening him and standing in the street with a weapon.
When the NPD officers arrived on the scene, they found Presley standing in the street holding a metal platter and a spoon.
"Presley was found to be very intoxicated and advised that he and his neighbor had an argument," the affidavit stated. 'Presley was unsure was to what the argument was started over."
The officers then learned that Presley had slapped his 14-year-old stepdaughter on both sides of her face, the affidavit stated. According to the affidavit, the girl had redness on her face, and she complained of a headache that she said had been caused by her stepfather slapping her.
In addition, Presley's stepson, who is under the age of 15, told police that his stepdad forced him to consume alcohol to the point that he became intoxicated, the affidavit stated. The boy told police that his stepdad held his nose while he forced him to drink alcohol, according to the affidavit.
After the boy's mother took him to the hospital, hospital staff stated that the boy's blood-alcohol level was at .12, and .08 is considered to be legally intoxicated in the state of Texas.