Monticello Police Chief, Joey Hoover reports at approximately 2:55 p.m. Sunday, May 29th, MPD Officer Brandon Bertram and Wayne County EMS personnel responded to 120 Conn Street Apartment #1 for a 911 call that a child was very intoxicated.
The 8-year-old boy was transported by ambulance to the Wayne County Hospital emergency room for initial treatment and then transferred to the U.K. Medical Center for further treatment.
Officer Bertram’s investigation resulted in the arrest of Charles Jones, 50, at his residence on Lincoln Avenue where Jones had allegedly given the child several shots of whiskey. A search warrant was obtained and evidence pertaining to this case was recovered and is being held pending court proceedings.
Jones is charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and Unlawful Transactions with a Minor 3rd Degree. He was also served with a Wayne District Court warrant for failure to pay fines from previous charges.
Jones was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.