Captured: Rowan County man accused of abusing 4-year-old boy

Brandon Meeks, 27, is accused of abusing a 4-year-old boy. (Rowan County Sheriff's Office) 

A man accused of abusing a 4-year-old boy turned himself in to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night. Deputies said he's been removed from the Sheriff's Most Wanted List. 

Brandon Scott Meeks, 32, is in custody following an investigation into child abuse that began in December 2018 after the child was brought to the hospital with non-accidental injuries to his genitals and bruising on his body.

Investigators developed Meeks along with the boy's mother, Hannah Eller, as suspects in the case. The investigation also revealed that Meeks had held the boy underwater in a bathtub as punishment. According to deputies, Eller was aware of the abuse and was even present when some of it occurred. 

Meeks and Eller were both charged with child abuse. Eller was arrested on Sat., March 9 and was placed in the Rowan County Jail under a $75,000 bond. 

Meeks is now being held at the Rowan County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. 

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to call 704-216-8687, 704-216-8711 or 704-216-8739.