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Man arrested, charged with murder after child's death in Kalamazoo

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 13:28:02-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Battle Creek Police have arrested Henry Lewis Jones Jr. on charges of murder and child abuse in the death of 18-month-old Drequan Scott on Saturday, Nov. 7.

On Monday, Dec. 21, police received information that Jones was thought to be in Kalamazoo.

Members of the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team located Jones Monday night.

Police took Jones to the Calhoun County Jail, where he awaits arraignment on the charges.

On Nov. 7, police, the Battle Creek Fire Department, and Marshall Ambulance responded to a medical emergency call for Scott.

Emergency response personnel tried to revive Scott, who was transported to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, where he later died.

Jones was the last known adult to see Scott alive. Scott was left in his care at Scott’s home, while the child’s mother was at work.

Police said Jones took the boy to a relative’s home, and requested they call 911 before leaving the relative’s home.