BREAKING: Remains identified as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

Mother of 3-year-old accidentally shot is wanted by Hopewell Police

hopewell wanted posterHOPEWELL,  Va.– A three-year-old child accidentally shot his twin brother using a gun left unattended in their home, according to Hopewell Police Chief John Koehane. The shooting happened in the 100 block of S. 8th Avenue in the Thomas Rolfe Court community.

The child has since been taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment.  The young boy is now listed in stable condition at VCU Medical Center, after a .25 caliber bullet went through his bottom  and into his abdomen. His condition is steadily improving.

The other little boy was taken from the scene by an adult before police arrived. 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. Both subjects are currently wanted at this time.

Reashonda Sharelle Jones, age 28 of Hopewell has been charged with two counts of felony Child
Neglect, Filing a False Police Report, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Lewis Walter Jones, age 29 of Hopewell, has been charged with two counts of felony Child Neglect,
Obstruction of Justice, and Evidence Tampering.

Drug and additional firearms charges are pending on both offenders. Online court records indicate that both had prior charges for which they pleaded guilty.

The mother pleaded guilty to an embezzlement charge in 2009. Her boyfriend pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and an assault and battery charge in 2011.

Any person(s) 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-atip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and
then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip.  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.

36 comments

    • Namla

      what about a court-ordered family intervention that would lead to win-win scenario, like family reunification? If the mother could be required to make specific changes to keep her children and be monitored, would that work? Every child wants to be with their mother and father. That is always the first choice, where ever possible. Wouldn’t it be better to work toward that objective and wouldn’t that be much more cost effective?

      • manalishi

        Starting to sound more like a social worker all the time. Oh Oh Somebody may already know this case.

  • manalishi

    Our tax $ pays for this s**t to be there. Why is there a live-in boyfriend on my tax $? Why are we paying welfare, food stamps, medicaid, and section 8 for a convicted felon to pop our 2 more children? I cant hep but wonder which one qualified for an obamaphone that working people have to pay for. Democrats my a**.

    • Gail

      I agree with both Adam & Manalishi!!! This is pure BS!!! She had no business getting to live for free nor having custody of those poor babies!!! The babies are better off elsewhere!!

      • Namla

        it’s obvious that there were problems in the home, but we should not rush to judgement. At the end of the day, she is still entitled to have her day in court and we should not presume guilt prematurely. She clearly was negligent but this only means she needs help not that she should lose her children forever.

    • Namla

      It’s too bad that you have such a hard heart. Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. These children are still babies and no doubt terrified by the suddenly disappearance of their mother. All I’m saying here is show some compassion for these children, don’t rush to judgement, and let the process work the way it should. There was no reason this investigation needed to happen the way it did, resulting in two people now being on the run, and two children without a mother or father. As for me being willing to pay someone’s rent, I for one believe in charity. I guess you are not a christian, or a member of any other religion for that matter. There are people who are poor and people who are not. Helping those who are poor is an obligation, not a burden, and a blessing to be able to do so.

  • Gail

    Imagine that!! A convicted felon with a gun living in welfare housing on my dollar!!! This proves the point that many working people are trying to get across-if you receive ANY public assistance it should be a requirement that you be required to take random drug testing & random criminal background testing!! I & many others must do this to keep a job therefore those taking assistance from the taxpayers should be required to do it to take our money to pay for their freebies!!!

  • Liz

    I think it is sad that this child is in the hospital and the mother is “wanted” which to me means she has not been found? I hope these children are taken and placed in a home that is stable and loving.

    • Namla

      perhaps if there had not been such a rush to press charges but rather to do a thorough investigation, the mother may not have fled. Yes, it was an accident, and yes a child was injured due to the careless of two adults, but now two children are without their mother. Imagine the terror these children must feel. Absolutely no compassion at all being shown here.

      • manalishi

        Compassion my a**. You pay for her housing with her leach live-in. You feed her kids. You pay for her children’s healthcare. Terrified or not, these children are much safer anywhere else and it’s very heartwarming to know that you are fully willing to pay for and raise this democrats children on your own.

  • mbaker9105

    Sound to me like they hauled ass after the shooting or something, after trying to hide the gun, and a relative or someone took the other child, or maybe some poor police work. They didn’t indicate if the authorities had found the other child. They need to put priority on that, picture the scenario of them just taking the other child and hitting the road. One thing working in authorities favor is their assets are probably limited and they are obviously stupid, but on the flip side this combination and their past records would probably make them dangerous at this point. They know they’re going away for a long time if caught. Just pathetic. People can blame being poor, etc. etc. but there is just no excuse for this behavior. I sure hope those kids find a new home where they do have a chance, and their “parents” are never mentioned to them again. Oh, by the way, where was daddy in this whole scenario, did he not know what conditions his children were living in. Good Lord, what a mess…

    • Namla

      only a court of law can terminate parental rights. Thank God it’s not up to public opinion. People make mistakes. They need help, not ridicule, and a chance to heal. We are all thankful that this did not turn into a tragedy, but to deny these children their mother at such a very young age could turn into one. People are being warehoused in these public housing complexes with no hope to ever get out. Generation after generation. It has become a way of life and that won’t change with attitudes of ridicule and scorn.

  • Clayton Bigsby

    Pathetic trash… At some point these people need to be cut loose. Starve to death, make something of yourself, or end up in prison. Just let them pick there own path and deal with the consequences.

  • Tonya

    When are these females gonna learn? Some of them have to have a man. They just don’t care. You don’t bring this kind of ratchedness around your kids. Every time things happen it’s always the mothers boyfriend. Stay by yourself for a while to get your life in order & leave these broke a** men alone. Now they both in jail. These kids may be better off . The mom is home & the baby still get shot by the twin brother. How is that? She’s in the house & still watching themselves. They’re both 2 dumb a**es!!!

    • Namla

      This is really good advice, and what you say is so true. But so many women are isolated and alone with children that they sometimes feel the need a man to fill the void. It’s natural for any man or woman to want companionship. The key is to use good judgement and to not endanger your children in the process. Set priorities, and most importantly make these guys respect you and your kids by not letting them move in.

      • manalishi

        Pay attn NAMLA. In case your too myopic to see the obvious, this democrat has had that void filled at least twice since her last felony. Any other voids have been filled consistently with cheetos bought by taxpayers that do not embezzle based on the mug shot.

      • Namla

        that was a really ugly, nasty comment. You don’t know how many children this woman has, and you certainly don’t know her political affiliation. I feel sorry for you that you seem to enjoy belittling people less fortunate than you and you seem to relish it in the process.

      • manalishi

        Well as fate would have it, sh’e obviously had 2 since the embezzlement. (it’s a news thing). For some reason, you may believe she is a republican (please don’t destroy your own credibility again). And finally, she’s not less fortunate. She is a convicted thief, irresponsible parent, and a drain on society. Feel free to exercise your need to lift her spirits and self esteem. While your at it, pay for her and her “live in” incarceration. ( they’ve had practice already) and raise these kids. Why should working people do it for you?

      • Namla

        I already said I’m not interested in politics, and you seem obsessed with political affiliations. She was tried and convicted for her crime. Does she need to be branded a “thief” the rest of her life and unable to get a job to support herself? You can’t have it both ways. If you want these people to stop living off the tax payer’s dollar, give them a job. Make up your mind.

      • manalishi

        I’ve supported them enough. It’s your agenda,,,,,so maybe you should pony up. For the children of course.

  • manalishi

    More democrat BS. The child needs a chance to heal, not “these people”. These complexes are not “warehouses”, they are plantations to retain democrat voters en mass. They need jobs which democrats cannot provide.

    • Namla

      I’m not a democrat, a liberal, a conservative, or a republican. Politics is not something that interests me and I think it’s a huge shell game and waste of time. I would also suggest you don’t drink the political cool aide. I’m interested in finding ways to solve problems that confront our society, and I don’t believe either political party can be trusted to do that. To suggest that these children can heal by being ripped from their mother at such a young age is a very short-sighted perspective. Give the family a chance first through an intervention before you assume it won’t and can’t work.

      • manalishi

        First embezzlement, now this and you want to give them a chance??!! I think the only intervention they get is from the police.

      • Namla

        innocent until proven guilty. Embezzlement means she stole from her employer. You can only be charged with embezzlement (versus grand larcerny) if you stole in your official capacity or job. So she HAD a job. Now she’s a felon, which affects her ability to get a job and get off of welfare. Now she lives in public housing, probably as a direct result of not being able to get a job. This is the dizzy equation that far too many who live in public housing are trapped in. You seemed to miss the point that being a felon contributes to living in public housing. Also you missed the point that the charge was embezzlement, which most likely occurred when she was employed. So this is why assumptions should not be made here and at best, a family intervention is warranted. Probation versus incarceration with close monitoring would be humane. Ripping a family apart without doing so is not.

      • manalishi

        Her child was shot and she is on the run, This would be the part where she tore her own family apart. Sell your amway to someone else.

      • Namla

        well, at least she didn’t drown them in a bathtub, push them in the river, or stuff them in a garbage bag and claim they were kidnapped. Let this play out in the courts, which is where it belongs. Have a nice day.

    • Namla

      Now I will agree with you that jobs are needed, yes indeed. But I’d like to ask you how many H1B employees would you be willing to send back to India or elsewhere that are taking jobs away from the American tax payer? These very same people that are trapped in public housing could be educated and trained to do some of these jobs. Instead, we’d rather bring them from India. The problem with unemployment is not what we have been led to believe. It’s not a lack of jobs in the lowest sector. It’s an absence of opportunity in the technology sector because too many of these jobs have been filled with H1B immigrants.

      • manalishi

        H1b is small potato’s (although accurate. The manufacturing base was forced out by ludicrous taxes on businesses to pay for the same programs used for the “war on poverty”, government expansion, medicaid, and every other ponzi that bled this country dry. Do not tell me that this woman did not have an over abundance of education opportunity. Your really don’t want to get me started on the “live in” parasite. And to answer your first question, YES! send them all back! Including the fraudulent refugees, illegals, and transplants.

      • Namla

        It’s good that we can agree on something, as you will find most people will eventually, but that still does not excuse you passing judgement and making assumptions about this woman. You don’t know what opportunities she had, what kind of home life she had, and so you can’t assume what opportunities she had. The matter needs to be sorted out and there is a process for that. The police acted rashly, and as a result, endangered the life of the other child. Very poor police work and investigation minimally. Her case does not need to be tried in the court of public opinion, but in a court of law, where she has the presumption of innocent until proven guilty. Thanks.

      • manalishi

        I don’t pass judgement on the obvious. She is a convicted embezzler, her home life did not steal $. Opportunity blown. These are not assumptions (that suit your obvious liberal agenda). You can laud the judicial standing of presumption or critique the police and public opinion all you wish, But this democrat is on the run eluding even your desire to defend her misunderstood roll in the universe.

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