While responding to a complaint June 3 about a woman violating a criminal trespass warrant, Lufkin police were notified of two small children left by themselves at Petty’s Motel.

This resulted in the arrest and subsequent indictment of 29-year-old Asa Nichols, who is accused of two counts of abandoning or endangering a child with the intent to return. He has been in the Angelina County Jail on bonds of $5,000 for each count since June 3.

Jess Huff’s email address is jess.huff@lufkindailynews.com.