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Salisbury man turns himself in on child abuse charges

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Brandon Scott Meeks

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man wanted on child abuse charges has turned himself in.

Brandon Scott Meeks, 27, surrendered Wednesday evening at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office and was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

In December, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims Unit began investigating reports that a 4-year-old boy was brought to the hospital with injuries to his genitals and bruising on his body.

It was determined that non-accidental trauma caused the injuries. The boy was interviewed about it at the Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center in Salisbury.

Meeks was identified as a suspect along with the child’s mother, 25-year-old Hannah Eller.

The Sheriff’s Office said Meeks held the boy underwater in a bathtub as a form of punishment and that the boy’s mother was aware of the abuse and was present when some of it occurred. The Sheriff’s Office said Eller didn’t report the abuse and did nothing to stop it.

Eller was arrested Saturday and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond.

Meeks has other outstanding orders for his arrest in Rowan and Stanly counties for failing to appear for unrelated court hearings.

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