The mother, identified as 27-year-old Angela Huff, has been charged with three counts of child endangerment, Gonzalez said in a tweet. The father, Markel Dorsey, 31, was charged with felony breach of bail.
We learn that Huff and Dorsey have a history of violence. In July 2021, Dorsey was charged with assaulting a family member after he was accused of choking Huff twice, according to court records.
Dorsey is currently on four different bonds provided he stays away from Huff and their children, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
On Jan. 1, Dorsey finds himself in trouble again after another physical fight with Huff in a motel room over a cell number Huff found on Dorsey’s phone, records show.
The prosecutor said Dorsey was charged with choking Huff three times, scratching her face and again assaulting a family member and breaching bail.
The district attorney’s office said he had requested no bond for two of the felony charges, but a judge granted $40,000 bail a few weeks later.
Dorsey’s family called for a welfare check on Dorsey when deputies found him at a motel, officials said. Dorsey fled the scene, leading to deputies using a stun gun on him, deputies say.
The DA requested $10,000 bond for the misdemeanor charge. Yet a judge granted a personal recognizance bond of $250 when a judge allows the defendant to be released without any deposit or surety.
Cypress Hill Scene Update: Mom and Dad have been located at a motel at 9155 Hwy 6. 3 counts of child endangerment have been filed against mom, Angel Huff (7-29- 94). Felony Bail violation against dad, Markel Dorsey (11-29-90). #HouNews https://t.co/mVTCTrt7RM
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) March 11, 2022
According to Gonzalez, around 10:50 p.m., a stranger saw three of the children running down the street in the 4000 block of Cypress Hill Drive. One of the children was naked. Others had layers falling off.
The stranger, identified as John, and his girlfriend then called 911.
John told ABC13 that he and his girlfriend were driving home from snack shopping around 11 p.m. when they pulled up on Cypress Hill Drive.
“You see two naked kids, and it’s cold outside! And they run down the street, and you’re like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa,'” John said.
They then stopped the car to talk to children on the street, two girls and a 4-year-old boy.
“My girlfriend was like, ‘Where’s your mom?’ He was like, ‘I think my mother is dead.’ I’m just like, ‘Lord,'” John explained.
When the deputies arrived, the 4-year-old boy also told them, “I think my mum is dead.
John says he and his girlfriend walked the children to the next house with an empty stroller in the front and knocked. No one answered, but the door was open.
“When we walk in everything is a mess. There’s a chair by the fridge. I’m sure they were trying to find something to eat. There’s water all over the floor like there’s had a flood. I’m just like, ‘Lord, have mercy, poor kids, man,’ John described.
Authorities said a one-year-old boy was found in a three-bedroom house and appeared to have fallen out of his crib.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Mother charged with child endangerment after 4 children were found alone in spring, sheriff says
Gonzalez added that the family had lived in the home for about a year, and during that time there had been at least half a dozen domestic violence calls.
Investigators talked to the children, kept them warm and gave them food. All of the children appeared to be in good health, officials said.
The children are now entrusted to their great-grandmother.
CPS is involved and released the following statement.
“Child Protective Services is investigating this case alongside law enforcement to ensure the well-being of the children. We are grateful that the children were found safe and are now safe. with other family members.
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