Ecorse Man Charged with Child Abuse of 13-month-old Zion Reed

Zyaire Reed

LINCOLN PARK, MI – On Friday September 18th, 2020, James Edward Gibson, Jr, 34-years-old, of Ecorse, was charged in connection with the physical abuse of Zion Michael Reed while living with Lisa Marie Reed and her two 13-month old twin sons. Gibson is not the father of the twins.

On July 28th, 2020, at approximately 8:06 a.m., Ecorse police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3900 block of 7th Street in response to a child abuse call. Zyaire Reed was pronounced deceased, and Zion Reed survived and is continuing to receive treatment for his injuries. It is alleged that James Gibson was the live-in partner of Lisa Reed when he physically abused Zion Reed.

James Gibson has been charged with Child Abuse First Degree in connection with victim Zion Reed. This is a felony punishable by life imprisonment or any term of years.

“There is simply not much that prepares you for the allegations in this case for 13-month-old twin Zion Reed. It is important to note that the investigation into the homicide of Zaire Reed is not completed, and we are waiting to receive and review other work that we have requested in this
case,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

James Gibson is scheduled to be arraigned on September 23rd, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Greg Clifton in 25th District Court in Lincoln Park.

Gibson has previous felony convictions for:

  • Carjacking
  • Police Officer – Fleeing – Third Degree
  • Motor Vehicle – Unlawful Use
  • Police Officer – Fleeing – Second Degree – Vehicle Code

He is currently being housed at the Woodland Center Correctional Facility in Whitmore Lake.

Lisa Marie Reed, 34-years-old, has been charged with Child Abuse First Degree in relation to Zion Reed. She was remanded to jail in 25th District Court in Ecorse. Her next court date is on October 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge David Zelenak in 25th District Court in Lincoln Park.

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