Lost & Found: Family of Bradley Speaks Out

Bail Set for Father of Lost Toddler and Grandmother Hopes to Bring Bradley Home

In Deschutes County Court on Monday, a judge set a $25,000 bail for Brandon Blouin for his alleged involvement in the disappearance and frantic search for him son – one-year-old Bradley Michael Thomas last Thursday. Blouin is charged for allegedly violating a custody order for Bradley to remain with his grandmother in West Virginia, and charges of Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. The judge also ordered Blouin to stay away from Bradley’s mother, 18-year-old Katelin Thomas. That is on top of the restraining order from West Virginia ordering the 25-year-old to stay away from Bradley and his maternal grandmother, Mellisa Jordan. Blouin will be back in court on May 21.

Also on Monday, Mellisa Jordan sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan for an exclusive interview that shares how little Bradley ended up in the woods in Bend, Oregon. Jordan said she and her other daughter have been searching for Bradley and his mother since they disappeared from their home in West Virginia three months ago. Jordan alleged that Blouin abused both Katelin and Bradley. Jordan said she hopes to be reunited with her grandson and eventually, take him and her daughter home to West Virginia.

Riding for the Title

Equestrian State Championships in Redmond

Teenage equestrians from all across the state are in Central Oregon this weekend at the Deschutes County Fairground and Expo Center in Redmond.

Central Oregon’s Lisa Carton met some of the young riders who are competing in the Oregon High School Equestrian State Championships.

The team winners of this state competition move on to Washington to compete there at the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship.

13-Year-Old Bend Girl is New National Champ in Archery

Central Oregon is already home to World Champions in the Decathlon and BMX and a national titleholder in amateur boxing, and now, you can add another champion to the list.
13-year-old Bend archer, Avery Beauvais, is the current National Champion in her age group, and one of the top archers in the world.
Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings got a chance to meet Avery and two other young competitors who train at Bend Bowmen Archery Club.