Local News

Father pleads no contest in case of 2-month-old's abuse

Posted July 22, 2015

Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— A father charged with intentionally injuring his 2-month-old son in 2013 pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury.

Jonathan Jones was released on time served and will face 30 months of probation.

Jaxen Jones was put on life support after police found him unresponsive at his home on Caswell Street in Smithfield. He was on a ventilator for about a week and has been undergoing physical, occupational, developmental and speech therapy since that time.

Jaxen, now almost 2 years old, is in the care of an aunt and uncle, who are in the process of adopting the boy.

Jones, who agreed to the adoption, is not allowed to have contact with his son. His mother and father, Jaxen's grandparents, are still present in the child's life, family members say.

6 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Maren Smith Jul 22, 2015
    user avatar

    This is Jaxens gofundme page that we started to help cover the fee's of his adoption. www.gofundme.com/jaxensjourney
    This is Jaxens facebook page we created so we could keep everyone updated on his progress.
    www.facebook.com/jaxensjourney

  • J.w. Thompson Jul 22, 2015
    user avatar

    So he abuses a child who may be messed up for the rest of his life and gets a whole 30 months of probation! Boy our courts are just to rough on these people!!

  • David Collins Jul 22, 2015
    user avatar

    Why do people pick on innocent little children?

  • Barbara Sossomon Jul 22, 2015
    user avatar

    He was released on TIME SERVED??? Seriously?? The child was 2 at that time, and 7 months later is physical, occupational, developmental and speech therapy since that time. And all he got was time served.

  • Belle Boyd Jul 22, 2015
    user avatar

    This is really sickening

  • Belle Boyd Jul 22, 2015
    user avatar

    What goes through peoples' minds to intentionally hurt your own child? I mean he/she is your own flesh and blood. It is sickening when people do it to kids, but really sickening when people do it to babies.