DESCHUTES COUNTY, OR (KTVZ/CNN) – A man in Oregon is facing charges for reportedly abandoning his 1-year-old son in the woods.
Brandon Michael Blouin was indicted on six counts Monday, including child abandonment and first-degree criminal mistreatment.
A judge in Deschutes County set his next court date for June 11th, when the 26-year-old will enter his plea.
Police say he left his son, Bradley Michael Thomas, in the wooded area near Bend earlier this month.
The boy was found after a massive search more than six hours later and he wasn’t hurt.
Investigators believe Blouin and the boy’s 18-year-old mother, Melissa Jordan, were under the influence of a controlled substance at the time.
Police also believe the couple had taken Bradley from his legal guardian in West Virginia before the incident.
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