UPDATE, 6/21/18 — According to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office online booking logs, the charges against Alexandrea Scott have been amended. Scott allegedly left her 18 month old son, Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays, in a car for over 10 hours with the windows rolled up. The child died sometime Wednesday. She is now being charged with murder and driving with a suspended license, in addition to her previous child-abuse charges.
Her bail has been set at $300,000. It does not appear that any court date has yet been set.
WILLITS, 6/21/18 — Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays, an 18 month old child, died Wednesday, after allegedly being left in a car by his mother for over 10 hours. The boy’s mother, Alexandrea Raven Scott, 23 of Trinidad, has been arrested and booked on charges of willfully permitting a child to suffer great bodily injury or death, and being a “parent having care and custody of child allowing [the] child to suffer great bodily injury or death.” She is being held without bail.
The car was parked on Mitomkai Way, meaning the events occured on the eastern property of the Sherwood Rancheria.
According to a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Scott and the Chergery Lew Mays were driven to the hospital on the night before his death, the baby was then driven back to a residence on Mitomakai Way, but left in the car, and when Scott returned the baby remained in the car. The child was left in the car with the windows rolled up for around 10 hours.
Captain Van Patten of the MCSO elaborated that the baby, Chergery Lew Mays, was discovered deceased in the car at around 1p.m. on June 20. It is unclear what his mother had been doing during that time, or what condition she was in. The baby was transported to the hospital but was clearly dead when he arrived. Nonetheless life saving measures were administered by hospital staff.
At that point deputies were summoned and then investigators.
An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death.
Here is the full press release:
DATE: “June 21, 2018”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Alexandrea Raven Mays (23 year-old female from Trinidad, CA)
Detective Sergeant Andrew Porter
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.
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.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184