.Sheriff Otto Hanak says Sgt. Jonathan Prior came to the Regency Inn in Brenham on Friday. When the occupant opened the door, the deputy saw what he reported ‘deplorable conditions’ in the room. Prior says there were eight cats living unconstrained. There was one infant and three children living in those conditions. Two of the adults were not present.
Investigator Damon Wegner arrested 36-year old Samantha Louise Kenney at the hotel. Arrest warrants were issued for the arrest of 37-year old Marilee Belle Brummitt, also of Brenham and 48-year old Timothy John Schaeffer of Somerville. Brummitt and Schaeffer were arrested a short time later.
The children were removed from the scene by Child Protective Services. All three adults are charged with four counts of Endangering a Child by Criminal Negligence. Kenney and Brummitt’s bonds were set at $20,000 and Schaeffer is being held under a $10,000 bond.