LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Lufkin couple on child endangerment charges Tuesday after their one-year-old son allegedly tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
"Given the fact that the child lived in the residence with the parents, they were in custody of the child at the time, and are responsible for the child's health and well being, Randy Tullos and Marci Berry recklessly placed the child under the age of 15 in imminent danger, bodily injury, or physical mental impairment," Tom Matthews, an ACSO investigator, said in the arrest affidavit.
Randy Tullos Jr., 28, of Lufkin, and Marci Nicole Berry, 20, of Lufkin, are still being held in the Angelina County jail on a third-degree felony charge of abandon/endanger child/criminal negligence. Tullos was also charged with a motion to adjudicate guilt for a manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance conviction dating back to November 2006. No bond has been set for either of the suspects.
The couple's son received a hair test on Sept. 19 at Texas Alcohol and Drug Test Services, and a case worker with Child Protective Services contacted Matthews to inform him that the boy's hair tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.