Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

Rodesia Jones. (KPD photo)

Rodesia Jones. (KPD photo)

A Kingston woman is facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after, police said, she let her child get into a fight with another kid, and stood by and watched the action.

According to the Kingston Police Department, on Tuesday, July 14, members of the KPD’s Special Investigations Unit got word that a fight was about to take place at 3 Garraghan Drive. Detectives arrived on scene, police said, to find 37-year-old Rodesia C. Jones amidst a group of juveniles. Police said Jones was letting her juvenile daughter “have a physical altercation” with another juvenile.

Police stepped in and broke up the fight immediately, they said, adding that no one was seriously injured. Jones was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. She was processed and released with an appearance ticket for court.


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