Trinidad Woman Jailed in Mendocino After Allegedly Causing 18-Month-Old Son's Death


A 23-year-old Trinidad woman has been jailed in Mendocino County without bail on suspicion of willfully causing or permitting a child to suffer great bodily injury or death.

According to a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Alexandrea Raven Scott was taken into custody after bringing her 18-month-old son, Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays, to a Willits hospital, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday.

After an investigation, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office alleges Scott left her todder son unattended in his car seat with the car windows rolled up in front of a residence in the 2600 block of Mitomkai Way in Willits for 10 hours. It appears that when he was found unresponsive, a friend transported Scott and the young child to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information about Scott’s activities on June 19 and 20 call its tip line at (707) 234-2100.

Find the full press release copied below:

On 06-20-2018 at approximately 1:38 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported coroners case involving an small child at Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, California.
Deputies arrived and learned the child, identified as Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays (18 month old male) had been brought to the hospital by his mother, Alexandrea Raven Scott [age 23 of Trinidad].
Initial investigations indicated the child had been accidentally left inside a vehicle for several hours while Scott was at a residence in the 2600 block of Mitomkai Way in Willits, California.
Deputies summoned the assistance of Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives and further investigations were conducted.
Investigators learned the involved vehicle had been used by Scott’s friend to transport her and the child to the hospital but had returned to the Mitomkai Way residence while Scott remained at the hospital.
Investigators responded to the Mitomkai Way residence locating the vehicle and witnesses to the incident.
After investigating this incident, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives determined Scott, arrived at the Mitomkai Way residence around 3:00 AM on 06-20-2018.
Once there, Scott, who resides in Humboldt County, socialized with people while leaving her child in the back seat of her car which was parked in front of the residence with the windows rolled up. It is believed the child was left unattended in the back seat of the vehicle with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours.
Scott was subsequently arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for willfully causing or permitting a child to suffer great bodily injury or death.
A Mendocino County Superior Court Judge was contacted about Scott’s bail and Scott is now being held without bail.
Any persons with information about Scott and her activities between 06-19-2018 and 06-20-2018 are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office tip-line at 707-234-2100.

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