Detroit Mother Charged In Death of Three-Year-Old

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DETROIT, MI – Charlessia Pelt, 27-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the death of her three-year-old son. Pelt will be arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12th, 2018. 34th District Court handles weekend arraignments for 36th District Court.

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

On Thursday August 9th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. it is alleged that Charlessia Pelt was driving her minivan at Seven Mile and Hayes with her son unrestrained in the rear passenger seat when she drove through a red light striking another car. The impact of the collision caused the child to be ejected on to the street. Pelt’s van rolled backwards over the child and struck a parked car.

It is alleged that Charlessia Pelt was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Her son was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

Pelt has been charged with and arraigned on:

1. Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Causing Death;

2. Reckless Driving Causing Death;

3. Child Abuse 2nd Degree;

4. Child Abuse 2nd Degree;

5. Child Abuse 2nd Degree;

6. Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)-Occupant;

7. OWI – Occupant; and

8. OWI – Occupant

Charlessia Pelt will be arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12th, 2018.

A Go Fund Me account has been established to assist the family with funeral expenses for little Michael Jones. If you would like to contribute to the fund, Please Click Here.