Nacogdoches police have charged a man with child endangerment after he left a child in the road during a fit of rage.

Byron J. McClelland, 38, is charged with a second-degree felony of endangering a child, and was incarcerated Tuesday at the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

He was arrested in the 3400 block of E. Main Street around 2 p.m. Monday by police dispatched to a disturbance, according to the arrest affidavit filed against him.

Police arrived to find McClelland “was highly agitated, aggressive and unwilling to speak.”

Apparently he’d gotten upset while riding home with the complainant, who pulled over and fled the vehicle but was unable to get the year-old child out.

“(McClelland) then pulled the 1-year-old out of the vehicle and placed him in the roadway while (McClelland) began beating on the vehicle with a tire iron,” according to the document.

If convicted of the charge, McClelland could be sentenced to between two and 20 years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines.

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