Deputies collect shoes and drywall from home after IOW officials say child was abused by parent

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 11:27:13-05

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. -The Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office has arrested the mother of a 5-year-old who was found unresponsive on January 8.

The boy's father shared this photo with News 3

County EMS responded to the 7000 block of Yellow Hammer Rd. in Zuni, to find the boy in critical condition.

EMS transported the 5-year-old boy to The Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in critical condition by Nightingale Air Ambulance, according to Isle of Wight County officials.

Court records say Hadley told police the child fell and hit his head on the drywall. Deputies report they found significant bruising on the child's body including shoe prints on the backside of the child.

These same documents report the child tested positive for opoids after deputies reported a strong odor of marijuana in the house.

News 3 spoke to the child's father outside the hospital. He said his son's name is Alexander Levi Robertson, they call him Levi. The dad said  Levi has head trauma, brain bleeding, and has gone into cardiac arrest twice since being intubated. Through tears he said his son only has a slim chance of making it and even if he does, he will have permanent brain damage.

Upon investigation at CHKD, deputies arrested the boy's mother, 32-year-old Jaye Lynn Hadley,  on one felony count of Child Abuse and one count of Aggravated Malicious Wounding. She was arrested on January 10 and transported to Western Tidewater Regional Jail with no bond.

Deputies secured a felony warrant for child neglect against 33-year-old Justin Cox later that day. Cox is in Western Tidewater Regional Jail on a no bond status. Officials did not mention the relationship between Cox and Hadley, but they share the same address.

The 5-year-old boy is still listed as in critical condition.

News 3 has also learned Hadley worked with children at her job in Newport News, Grace Child Development.

The family has set up a gofundme account: Angels for Levi. Donations are also being collected at Waters Edge Church in Hampton.

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office said additional charges are under review by the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and that this investigation is ongoing.