Police arrest couple on cruelty to a child charge | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Police arrest couple on cruelty to a child charge

Dylan Silver

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Police arrested South Lake Tahoe residents Demetrius Jones, 30, and Leann Jones, 35, on charges of cruelty to a child, child endangerment and attempted fraud Tuesday.

The arrest followed a South Lake Tahoe Police Department investigation into the couple’s January solicitations for donations for their 3-month-old daughter who was in care at Reno’s Renown Medical Center.

Medical professionals said the child’s injuries were not consistent with the couple’s explanation of how they happened, Detective Doug Sentell said. Medical professionals described the child’s injuries as “abusive non-accidental head trauma,” Sentell said.

The couple will face multiple years in state prison if convicted. No bail was set.

The child is under the care of Child Protective Services and will remain so during the trial, Sentell said.

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