Trinidad Woman Arrested After Child Dies When Left in Vehicle for 10 Hours, Says Mendocino Sheriff Office
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
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.