HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A Hopewell mother and her live-in boyfriend have surrendered to police in connection with the accidental shooting of a three-year-old earlier this week.
Reashonda Sharelle Jones and Lewis Walter Jones turned themselves in at 2:50 p.m. Friday to Hopewell Police. Reashonda Sharelle Jones' child remains in the hospital, but police say he is improving. The child is in critical but stable condition with injuries in the abdominal area.
The child was accidentally shot in the backside by his twin brother on Monday in the Thomas Rolfe Court public housing complex, police said. The investigation led police to search for the two suspects as officers believe the boy's mother lied to officers, saying the shooting happened on a playground.
Both suspects are being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail. Reashonda Sharelle Jones faces 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 is charged with two counts of felony child neglect, obstruction of justice, evidence tampering, possession of methamphetamine, and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.