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Child hospitalized with lacerated kidney, parents arrested on child abuse charges

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Brian S. Fisher and Tammi S. Campbell Brian S. Fisher and Tammi S. Campbell
VINTON, La. -

A Vinton couple was arrested on child abuse charges and their children put in state custody. 

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a local hospital on September 22 in reference to a possible cruelty to a juvenile, according to Kayla Vincent, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. Upon deputies arrival, they were advised by hospital staff that they were currently treating a girl who was having a seizure. They advised deputies the child had several sores, bruises, and rashes covering her body. It was also discovered the girl was malnourished and had a lacerated kidney, stated Vincent. The child was transferred to a hospital in New Orleans.

The following day, September 23, after further investigation the girl's mother, Tammi S. Campbell, 40, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail and charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. She was released the next day on a $15,000 bond set by Judge Clayton Davis.

During the investigation detectives also learned there were three other children, all under 10, living in the home with the girl who was hospitalized. Detectives arrived at the residence in Vinton and discovered the home to be unkempt, with animal urine and feces throughout the residence stated detectives. 

On September 25, 2017, detectives interviewed the father of all four children, Brian S. Fisher, 40, who stated at times all the kids were locked inside their bedrooms, where the windows were nailed shut and covered with garbage bags, according to the spokeswoman. Detectives also learned that when the children were locked in their rooms they were without food or water for several hours, sometimes overnight and into the morning.  Later the same day Campbell, who is also mother to the three other children, was rearrested and additionally charged with three counts of cruelty to a juvenile.  Fisher was also arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, and three counts of cruelty to a juvenile; they were both booked into the Calcasieu Parish jail.  

Judge Ronald Ware set Campbell's bond at $225,000 and Fisher's bond at $325,000.
 
The children were placed in state custody by the Department of Children & Family Services.

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