Odessa Man Arrested, Facing Two Charges of Child Endangerment

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is behind bars accused of two counts of child abandonment.

According to the Odessa Police Department, 23-year-old Steven Aaron Parum was
staying at Motel One in Odessa with a 3-year-old, a 21-month-old and their mother.

A witnesses who reported the incident said they saw the 19 year-old mother leave the hotel which then put the two children in the care of Parum, who left shortly after.

Police called Child Protective Services out to the scene and they took the two infants into their custody.

Parum was arrested upon his return to the hotel room.

He is being held at the Ector County Detention Center on bonds totaling $30,000.

The mother of the children was also arrested and charged with outstanding Class 'C' Misdemeanors.