Father of Abandoned Baby Released on Bail

Brandon Blouin Was Released Tuesday Morning in Bend

Brandon Blouin, the 26-year-old Ohio man accused of abandoning his 1-year-old son in the woods south of Bend in May, was released today after an out of county hold was lifted.

Blouin paid 10 percent of his $25,000 bail but was not immediately released due to a hold on Blouin from Ritchie County in West Virginia.

Blouin had a warrant out for his arrest in Ritchie County where he was charged with two counts of malicious assault, two count of conspiracy to commit malicious assault, one count of destruction of property and one county of conspiracy to commit destruction of property.

However the hold was lifted because Ritchie County didn’t have the financial resources to extradite Blouin from Oregon to West Virginia, according to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office officials. Blouin was scheduled to be released from Deschutes County Jail this morning.

Blouin is scheduled to appear in Deschutes County Court on July 17 to answer to the charges of criminal mistreatment in the first degree, custodial interference, child neglect in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a minor – all related to the May 10th incident.

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