Newport News man allegedly put son in street, hit child’s mother during altercation

Posted at 10:08 AM, Aug 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-24 23:18:04-04

Newport News, Va. - A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly putting his child in danger and hitting the child's mother.

Newport News Police say they responded to the 1000 block of 29th Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Tyrell Leon Jones

Tyrell Leon Jones

It was there that a 27-year-old woman told officers that she and the father of her children, Tyrell Jones, had been involved in an argument.

During the argument, Jones allegedly took their one-year-old son out into the street and left him there, leaving vehicles to pass by within several feet of him.

NewsChannel 3 spoke with the mother, who did not want to go on camera. She says Jones told her "I don't care about the kids," before putting their son in the street.

When the woman went to go get the boy from the street, Jones reportedly hit her several times and continued to hit her as she walked back to the house.

Jones was arrested and charged with assault and battery against a family member, and child neglect.