Man Arrested For Facilitating The Escape Of A Mother Who Endangered Her Child

Occurred April 3, 2012, 1:12am HINDERING APPREHENSION 1426 PAIGE     1204030001


A 17-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning for hindering apprehension for his part to facilitate the escape of a mother who endangered her 2-year-old child.

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to information that a child may be in neglect at the 1400 block of Paige. The Patrol Officers were familiar with the address for previous calls for service. The officers discovered a two-year old child was outside the apartment unsupervised and in a dangerous condition. The officers located the mother and discovered the interior of the apartment was a hazardous condition for any child. Other violations revealed in the investigation so the officers contacted Child Protective Services to respond and evaluate the circumstance.

The mother was placed under arrest, but allowed to gather a car seat and other items for the child. Seventeen year old Deonte Jones (12/14/1994) had arrived to assist and held the child while the mother gathered the necessary items. Jones caused a distraction for the officers and got between the mother and the officers which allowed the mother to escape through a window and flee.

The child was placed in the custody of the Child Protective Services. Jones was arrested for Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a 3rd degree felony that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.