BEND, OR -- The man accused of leaving his one-year-old naked and alone in the woods near Bend, in May, is back in custody. Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. William bailey says 26-year-old Brandon Blouin was rumored to have gone back east after he was originally released on bail. "Earlier this month, Mr. Blouin failed to appear for a court date related to those charges, which included Custodial Interference, Abandonment of a Child, Child Neglect, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Criminal Mistreatment." An arrest warrant was then issued for Blouin.
Sgt. Bailey tells KBND News, "Our detectives received an anonymous tip that Blouin was in town, and began working quickly to figure out where he was. After figuring out that he was at Motel 6 in Bend, we were assisted by the Bend Police Department; we set up a perimeter and surveillance on the motel." He was taken in to custody Wednesday morning, "At about 11:15, our detectives took Blouin into custody as he exited his motel room." He now faces new charges, "At the time of his arrest, he did have a dagger-type knife on him," says Sgt. Bailey, "And so he has been charged with the additional crime of Felon in Possession of a Weapon."
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Bailey is pleased the fugitive is back in jail, "This is an example of our community working with us and letting us know that Mr. Blouin was back in town, and then good detective work, and a great partnership with the Bend Police Department, to quickly get him into custody."
Baby Bradley was returned to his custodial grandmother in West Virginia soon after his rescue, in May.
Photos: (TOP) Detectives arrest Blouin at the Bend Motel 6 Wednesday.
(INSET) Blouin's latest booking photo, taken 11/28/18.
(UPPER RIGHT) Baby Bradley appears with the DCSO Detective who found him off China Hat Road, 05/10/18
(LOWER RIGHT) Blouin appears in his initial booking photo, taken 05/10/18