Smithfield father indicted in child abuse case

Johnathan Michael Jones

January 21, 2014 2:46:35 PM PST
A Johnston County Grand Jury has indicted a Smithfield man who allegedly abused his 2-month old son causing the infant to sustain serious injuries.

Johnathan Michael Jones was indicted last week by a grand jury on one count of felony child abuse.

Smithfield police say baby Jaxen Jones was found unresponsive and not breathing at a home on Caswell Street on December 27.

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According to the indictment, Jones "intentionally" committed the assault on Jaxen, with the weapons being "his hands."

As of Monday, Jones was still in the Johnston County Jail under a $400,000 bond.

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