Additional Arrest in Child Neglect
by Allyson Knotts, JCSD Public Relations Director
Aug 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brenda R. Del-Rio
Brenda R. Del-Rio
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Clarence Wesley Walters, Jr.
Clarence Wesley Walters, Jr.
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On August 1, Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators were called to South Central Regional Medical Center concerning a three-month old male infant that was brought to the hospital by a concerned citizen. The baby had red bruising on his legs, stomach, foot, and face. There were also marks on the side of his face. Some of the marks on his body clearly showed small teeth impressions, as from a child. After questioning, it was discovered the baby had a one-year old sister, who likes to bite.

During the on-site investigation, it was determined Kayla Reeves, 23, of Collins, was supposed to be watching and caring for the child. When deputies arrived at a residence on Scoggins Drive where Reeves was staying, she stated the baby was in her custody and she was the responsible party. She was taken into custody and later charged with Child, Contributing to Delinquency or Neglect.

During Reeves’ interview she stated her boyfriend Clarence Walters, 25, and his mother Brenda Del-Rio, 46, both of Taylorsville, saw the injuries to the infant and did not call nor seek medical attention for the child. Del-Rio was questioned concerning the baby and stated she indeed saw the injuries and told Reeves to take the baby to the doctor, but didn’t make sure she did. Del-Rio went on to say it was none of her concern what was done to the baby.

Del-Rio and Walters were taken into custody and charged with Child, Contributing to Delinquency or Neglect.

Del-Rio and Walters had their initial appearance Tuesday, August 8, and their bonds were set at $10,000 each.

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