2018-01-10 / News Briefs



Mother charged with felony child neglect

A woman has been charged with felony child neglect after her children were found wandering in the cold on Jan. 7.

At about 1:40 a.m., county police responded to the area of Remuda Drive for a report of two children, ages 3 and 5, found wandering outside as temperatures hovered in the single digits. The children were located and taken to an area hospital to be evaluated, due to extreme weather conditions.

Police later located the children’s mother, Jaquana Brown-Clark, of the 5400 block of Remuda Drive in North Chesterfield, and charged her with two counts of felony child neglect.

Girl killed while sledding

A 9-year-old girl was killed while sledding on Jan. 4 when she slid into the pathway of a truck that was traveling in the 2600 block of Mistwood Forest Drive at about 2:15 p.m.

County police say the girl was sledding down a driveway when she slid into the path of a Toyota Tacoma and was struck by the vehicle. The driver of the truck immediately stopped.

The victim, whose name is being withheld, was transported to an area hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries. Police continue their investigation into the crash.

Another sledding accident occurred in Henrico on Jan. 6, according to media reports. In that incident, two children were seriously injured when they were struck by an out-of-control vehicle.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

County police have arrested a man they say robbed an individual and attempted to rob the La Miguelena store on Jan. 7.

Police say two men were involved in the incident. One of the men entered the store, located at 6701 Jefferson Davis Highway, and demanded money. That suspect was armed with a handgun and attempted to steal money from the business while the second suspect waited outside.

When the first suspect was unsuccessful in acquiring money from the store, he walked behind the register looking for cash. The suspect stole a purse belonging to the cashier, which contained a small amount of cash and other items. Both suspects fled the scene, and no one was injured during the incident.

On Jan. 8, police arrested Luis Angel Granados-Ascencio, 20, of the 7000 block of Wentworth Street, for robbery of a person and attempted robbery of the business, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and brandishing a firearm. He is currently being held at Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

The suspect who did not enter the store is still at large. He is described as a Hispanic male who was approximately 20 years of age.

Police continue their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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