Arrest Made In Longview Child Injury Case

A Longview man is in custody on charges of allegedly beating a child repeatedly with a belt. Longview police arrested 27 year old Billy Venters after witnesses told them that Venters had struck an 11-year-old boy "2-to-15" times with a belt at a Longview home. Venters is charged with injury to a child, and is being held in the Gregg County jail.

In a report to Gregg County investigators, the victim told deputies that Venters had physically abused him.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.