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
Socializing is what drug use is being called now?
You don’t forget for 10 hours
Wow! The best I can think of for this supposed Mom is lock her in a car with the windows rolled up for 10 hours! See how she feels if she’s able to feel anything after that! Sick to death of parents FORGETTING their babies in cars! ???????
I think you should use sharia law and stone her and the people with her. Sheirff should just arrest all of them.
It said in the report the parents drove to the hospital the night before the baby died, Did anyone see this child in the hospital, and if yes why didn’t they keep this child? It just goes to show all of us, young people can have children but that does not mean they know how to care for them or even want to. If they were using and not taking care of their child, family, friends or anyone that see’s abuse needs to report it or tell someone who will listen and care, before another baby dies.
This is sick and wrong but the article does not say the PARENTS him to the hospital just the mom did and I am friends with Chergery’s dad and he was out of town working when his son was murdered by his mother. So please don’t say parents when it was not both of them. Chergery’s death has hit his dad so hard to the point where he wants to kill himself still to this day. He had to come home to identify his son’s (his only child) dead body. And yesterday was Father’s Day and was also the 3 year mark of Baby Chergery’s death and that hit him even harder. I hope they never let that lady out of prison but I heard she’s being released sooner then she should and then they sentenced her to but I don’t know facts. What I do know is there’s a lot of pissed off people over this and she should probably pray to God to keep her locked up cuz she probably won’t last long after being released if certain people find her. She deserves the electric chair for sure. U don’t accidentally leave a child at any age in the car for any amount of time and if ur at a house that u can’t take ur kids inside well then u probably shouldn’t be at the house to begin with in my opinion. My heart aches for this child and his dad and family and I’m sorry if I sound mad about ur post it’s just when u said parents when it was only his mom and her friend,, not his dad, it got to me cuz it’s not fair fir his dad to be accused when this never would have happened if he wasn’t out of town working. Just saying…
I blame the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) for what’s going on in the reservations.
American Indian child ‘welfare’ law under fire
“A child-welfare law passed by Congress nearly four decades ago specifically to protect Native American children and preserve their cultural heritage is under attack from critics who claim the law is putting children in potentially dangerous situations that have led to abuse — and even death.”
James Marmon MSW
Retired Child Welfare Social Worker
Del Norte and Mendocino Counties
But it wasn’t anyone’s fault but the mother’s who was high on drugs so how is that the Indian child welfare acts fault. Just saying…