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Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and Tammi Bleimeyer, 33, are charged with felony child endangerment

(HOUSTON) — A husband and wife from Spring are charged with felony child endangerment for the alleged abuse and neglect of a 5-year-old boy who was reportedly forced to live in a closet.

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office deputies were called to a disturbance Thursday night in the 21500 block of Castlemont where two males were reportedly fighting.

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While investigating the altercation, deputies were told there was a 5-year-old boy who was being abused and neglected in the home.

The boy was reportedly forced to live in a closet under the stairs.

According to investigators, the boy’s step-mother took him out of the house that night before deputies arrived.

Deputies tried to track down the boy, but they said the father and step-mother were uncooperative and led them to false locations.

Friday night, Pct. 4 Dep. K. Nelson stopped by the house again to conduct a welfare check on the boy, but he wasn’t there. Deputies felt the boy was in danger, so they worked with the step-mother’s cell phone provider to track her to Humble.

In Humble, the deputies went from motel to motel until they spotted the step-mother’s vehicle outside a motel in the 9700 block of the West FM 1960 Bypass and saw the father leaving a room there.

Deputies entered the room and found the step-mother and the boy. As soon as they saw the victim, they called for EMS to transport him to an area hospital.

Doctors at a hospital in Humble recommended the victim be taken to another hospital in downtown Houston. He reportedly had bumps and bruises, and he was severely underweight. The Pct. 4 Constable’s Office released photos Monday.

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The victim was admitted to a Houston hospital and Children’s Protective Services was called.

The victim’s father, 24-year-old Bradley Bleimeyer, and step-mother Tammi Bleimeyer, 33, were arrested immediately at the motel and charged with felony child endangerment.

Bradley Bleimeyer was being held Monday without bond. Tammi Bleimeyer had bond set at $2,000.

The victim was still in the hospital Monday in CPS custody.

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