Last Updated: Jun 17th, 2014 - 13:12:29


Couple jailed after shooting
By Staff Reports
Jun 17, 2014, 13:10

HOPEWELL — The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was accidentally shot by his twin brother and her boyfriend turned themselves in after being sought on numerous charges.

Police said Reashonda Sharelle Jones and Lewis Walter Jones turned themselves in to law enforcement authorities at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, June 13. Both are being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail. The child who was shot is still hospitalized, and continues to improve, police said.

On June 9 at 10:15 a.m., Hopewell police responded to the 100 block of S. Eighth Ave. in the Thomas Rolfe Court public housing community for a shooting. The initial responding officer located a child, age 3, suffering from a gunshot wound to the backside. The officer transported the child directly to John Randolph Medical Center. The child was then transferred to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical center for further treatment. The child is in critical but stable condition with injuries in the abdominal area.

Police say the shooting was accidental and the gun was fired by the victim’s twin brother. During the course of the investigation, the firearm was recovered.

As a result of the investigation, charges have been filed against the mother and the mother’s live-in boyfriend.

Reashonda Sharelle Jones, 28, of Hopewell has been charged with two counts of felony child neglect, Filing a False Police Report, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone.

Lewis Walter Jones, age 29 of Hopewell, has been charged with two counts of felony Child Neglect, Obstruction of Justice, Evidence Tampering, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

Anyone who have information on wanted persons or any crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward.

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