LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 26-year-old Hudson woman accepted a plea deal of three years of probation for assaulting her 8-year-old son back in May of 2014.
Meagan Marie Applon appeared in an Angelina County district court room Friday morning. As part of the plea deal, she pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony injury to a child charge.
Meagan Applon will be required to serve three years of probation. In addition, she will have to pay a $300 fine, comply with Child Protective Services guidelines, and make a donation to Harold's House. Meagan Applon has been banned from having any contact with her son.
During Meagan Applon's probation, she will be required to meet with her probation officer on a regular basis. If she violates the conditions of her probation, she could face two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
When Meagan Applon was arrested in May of 2014, Dumaurier Applon, 36, of Hudson, was arrested at the same time. Back in June, Dumaurier Applon accepted a plea bargain deal of three years of deferred adjudication, which is very similar to probation, in exchange for pleading guilty to third-degree felony injury to a child.
Hudson Police Chief Jimmy Casper said that he got called out to the Hudson School at approximately 11 a.m. on May 1, 2014 in reference to an 8-year-old boy with bruises on his body. When Casper talked to the boy, the child told him that both his father and mother had assaulted him.
Based on the fact that the boy's injuries were consistent with his story, the Hudson Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Applon and Stone. They were arrested at their home at approximately 4 p.m. on May 1, 2014 and transported to the Angelina County Jail.