Smithfield father indicted in child abuse case


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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