Father accused of putting baby in the middle of a street

Tyrell Leon Jones (Photo credit: Newport News Police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A baby was almost run over by an SUV in Newport News, after police say his own father placed him in the middle of a street.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Tyrell Jones after they say he put his 1-year-old son in the middle of West 29th Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police say this started as an argument between Jones and his wife.

At one point, police say a vehicle came within several feet of the baby. Police say when the child’s mother went to rescue the 1-year-old, Jones hit her multiple times.

He is charged with child neglect and assault and battery.

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