Mother runs from police while 3-year-old is on operating table

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HOPEWELL, Va. -- A mother and her boyfriend have been on the run from police since her three-year-old son was shot Monday morning.

Now new details are emerging about what happened that day Reashonda Jones and Lewis Walter Jones took off to avoid arrest.


Reashonda Jones | Lewis Walter Jones

Police said the couple knew charges were coming while Reashonda Jones' three-year-old was in surgery at VCU Medical Center Monday afternoon.

"He was listed in critical condition, removing a bullet and pretty much at that point, before the child came out of surgery, both left the hospital," Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane said.

Jones and her boyfriend, who have not been seen since Monday afternoon, are now facing more charges.

In fact, Reashonda Jones was charged with  two counts of felony child neglect, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and filing a false police report. She is now also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine.

Additionally, Lewis Walter Jones, who was originally charged with two counts of felony child neglect, obstruction and evidence tampering, is now also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and distribute and possession of methamphetamine.

And police said more charges are pending.

As for the gun, police think the twins were able to get a .25 caliber handgun, and that one of them pulled the trigger, shooting his brother.

"The trigger did not have to have much pressure on it, for that weapon to fire" Keohane said.

Firearms expert Marolon Dance agreed.

"Sure, I think a three-year-old could easily pull the trigger on it and could pull the trigger of a 12-gauge shotgun," Dance said.

Reashonda Jones has twins and a teen. One of the twins remains in the hospital, the other twin and teen are now in the care of a relative.

If you have information that could help police, call Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.




    This girl is one stupip a** chic. Running behind a man when her child is in critical condition. She should have known that she was going to jail sooner or later. Ladies please know, these so called men that most have, they dont give a rats a** about you or YOUR kids. They are just the boyfriend. SMH, I hope this baby will be ok physically because he’s gonna be messed up mentally. I hope her stupid a** rot in kail. Her and that dusty a** BOY she is with.

  • mia mia

    Soo…after all the marches are done, and all the speakers have gone and all the camera’s have been turned off… it’s pretty much same ol’ same ol’???

    • kitty

      Really…. Just can’t leave a non-racist remark huh,why always a below the belt remark about blacks…syhte we have enough to deal with….like other races are perfect ,like they don’t commit crimes, kill people , or harm their kids. Or do drugs..embazzle people….etc…get from under that rock and get the heck out if here with that…I hope you feel better with yourself cause you are a racist….all the ish white america does its okay….guess when your white your right…..Not!! When really white people are more messed up then any other race …..and if our race so bad …why white women/girls always dating a black men/boys…..#denial

      • Wanda

        I was with you until you said White people are more up. All people White, Black, Red, or Yellow, Have good and bad. To me that was a racist comment. Have a good day and God Bless. (by the way I’m Native American)

      • kitty

        If your not white y comment to me…did I said native American…don’t act like you don’t see the racist comments from white people on this site every time a black crime story is posted….I’m not racist by far…i don’t call other races names and slander them only whites… shoot they don’t like your race either… please… guess you under a rock too…just cause I call them out on it don’t mean I’m racist….#realityiswhereilive

    • kitty

      Are race is so bad..but were not the ones with TVs shows…like..Women Behaving Badly,Kids who kill,Lifetime network,I Almost Got Away With It,Nightmare Next Door,Snapped,Deadly Women,Wicked Attraction, Extreme Drug Smuggling,Cold Blood,FBI’s Most Wanted,Sins and Secrets,Behind Mansion Walls,etc…..come on now…like the pot calling the kettle black….

  • Gail

    Just goes to prove that those children are nothing to her but cash cows!!! She’s simply out for whatever freebies she can get. She obviously doesn’t deserve those poor children!! Hopefully they’ll be taken from her & given to someone who will give them the good & loving home that every child deserves!


    LOL, Kitty you are absolutely right and so are you Gail. It’s plenty of people that can’t have kids who will probably love these kids unconditionally.

  • Dave

    Kity- “Our”, not “Are”. We’re”, not “were”. “You’re”, not “your”. By the way, YOUR comment- “When really white people are more messed up then any other race” is a racist statement. Generalizing an entire ethnic group of people as being inferior to another or others is racism. Kitty = uneducated, illiterate racist. Accept it, embrace it, be the best ignorant bigot you can be.

  • Gail

    This entire situation has NOTHING to do with race. It however does have everything to do with stupidity & terrible parenting & decision making! NO CHILD deserves that!! Children are children & should be loved, adored & taken care of!!! Our adults–all races-none excluded–need to get their heads out of their rear ends & start taking care of their children & stop expecting everyone else to raise, love & care for them!!! Our children DESERVE that!!!!

  • kitty

    To Dave…I know you have spell check on your phone too it changes some words… you made my point did I insult or try to make someone look stupid..ummm.. nope…making a statement saying whites are most messed up than any other race is not racist ( look it up) your statement just proved what I was saying…I don’t give a dayum what you call me I have a good job for 9Yrs now…excellent pay…benefits 2cars a loving family and a house…so your insults don’t mean nothing to me….👎

      • kitty

        to Dave….
        rac·ism/ˈreɪsɪzəm/ Show Spelled [rey-siz-uhm] Show IPA
        1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
        2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
        3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.



  • SayWhat?

    When really black people are more messed up then any other race …..and if our race so bad …why black women/girls always dating a white men/boys…..#denial

  • Belsma

    Crazy people..white, black, brown, yellow and what have you. Some people need to learn to judge a person by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. Who said that?

  • #dummiesresponseonly

    Ok. Are you serious. We take a innocent child fighting for life and people make this strictly about them. So while I’m praying for this 3 YEAR OLD CHILD I’m praying for ignorant white black brown yellow adults that make it hard for our, mine, yours, and their children to make it in this world. Not taking sides but everyone makes mistakes. This black women has chosen to not be apart of her children’s life ever again. Just like the white women that left hers in the car to do hair 2 YEARS OLD shes gone really. And what about the one that was left in a car seat all day while their father worked. Who is wondering how unfair this is to these children. Please pull yourselves together and pray for one another you really need it. Spell check that or you can look it up in the dictionary it doesn’t matter it’s so true. It’s not about you only the kids.

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