Man Wanted for Child Abuse Caught after Crash

Joseph Jones Jr., 28, was wanted since September.

A man who was wanted by Cranston Police for allegedly breaking the leg of his girlfriend's 7-year-old son was caught by police after a car crash in Providence.

Joseph Jones Jr., 28, of 6 Whipple Ave., was picked up on a warrant by Providence Police on Friday after a car crash, the Providence Journal reported.

Jones is accused of breaking the leg of the boy when he kicked him and broke his femur. The incident occurred when Jones was reportedly disciplining the boy and put him in "time out."

The boy's father reported the injury to police after his son was returned to him by his mother, the Journal reported, and couldn't walk on his swollen leg. The boy's mother didn't call police.

Providence Police took Jones into custody when they discovered Cranston Police had a warrant out for his arrest. Jones reportedly attempted to flee the scene of the accident before he was caught.

Suzanne Arena December 27, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Sick. It's interesting to hear the Dad is standup and has the welfare of his kids over the mother. Media often only captures Dads' screwing up! What a heinous crime.
Mike White December 27, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Somebody should break his leg the same way...an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth this is the problem he will go to the RI court system and get a slap on the wrist...BIG freaken deal, the courts need to step it up and PUNISH the bad people especially the ones that hurt children the elderly & animals. All harmless PROTECT the innocent.
sarah tiberio December 27, 2012 at 08:07 PM
I am the childs mother. And what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I was there when the incident happened and it was an accident! My son will tell you all the same thing. Stand up guy the father is, well look up his record because he was found guilty of assaulting my forteen year old daughter and myself in 2011! People should get all the facts before judging someone.
Suzanne Arena December 27, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Sarah, I think most of us believe in innococent until proven guilty, but the facts presented here reflects that it was not until the child was home with the DAD that anything was done. For what it's worth, I am a child of abuse and as such I have 'normalized' abuse in many ways...whereas a 'normal' person would have taken her kids and RUN. The point it, as a battered woman (as you eluded to in knowing their Dad has a previous record), you were unable to do anything. Only someone that has walked in your shoes can truly understand your issues, but the deciding factor "Doctor Smith running from the house...DANGER" was when your kids leg was broken. I hope you and all parties are enrolled in Anger Management and counseling. Get rid of that guy and work on yourself.
Frank Dwyer December 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Joey Jones AKA dirtbomb, this kid is garbage. He breaks into vacant houses and steals the copper. The police should check out the house across the street from his. GUESS WHAT coppers gone. Hey Sarah you really know how to pick em.
sarah tiberio December 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Suzanne. There are limits so called facts presented here. And the father of the child never called the police the doctor did. I am just appaled that this is all over the newspapers. Joseph will have his day in court and I know the entire truth will come into light. It just really hurts to see strangers talk about my life.
sarah tiberio December 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I would love to know who you are cranston resident. Why don't you use your name?
Lady December 28, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Who in their right mind accidentally kicks a seven year old and breaks a leg. No accident my dear Sarah. He meant to hurt him as punishment. The truth will come out and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions.
concerned December 28, 2012 at 02:11 AM
This is a terrible thing this man has done. And no accident. Medical evidence does not lie. I hope someday your eyes will be open to the truth.
sarah tiberio December 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Erica. Just what is that supposed to mean?
Erica Johnson December 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Just exactly what it said.
Erica Johnson December 28, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I know his girlfriend and they have been together for years
Erica Johnson December 29, 2012 at 02:11 AM
So what else are u lying about?
Tony Soprano December 29, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Well said Mike-I wish this guy crashed into me, courts may not get that chance of "a slap on the wrist". I'd gladly do the slapping myself.
Erica Johnson December 30, 2012 at 11:03 AM
So she will be with his family at court with his family on visits where does that leave you out in it in cold where you should be
sarah tiberio January 01, 2013 at 06:48 PM
So Erica or should I say Jade?? LOL Don't worry I'll also send her an invitation to our wedding too. I wouldn't want her to miss that.
Erica Johnson January 02, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Not jade they gave been r To fetcher over 3 years , never heard avout rmyou nor has his family
Erica Johnson January 02, 2013 at 03:25 AM
Sorry for spelling error s small keyboard but his family las no clue about you and I've talked to then and they've crude with her. Just let it go. Or don't you'll see her at visitation with his family. I don't care
Erica Johnson January 02, 2013 at 06:20 AM
So how are you getting married if your not his girl friend and his family has. No idea about you huh? I really don't care I just wanna know why your lying. Anyway have a nice life.
Erica Johnson January 02, 2013 at 06:23 AM
So how are you getting married if your not his girl friend and his family has. No idea about you huh? I really don't care I just wanna know why your lying. Anyway have a nice life. And his family loves her and they don't even know yo
Dawn January 02, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Accident? Why on earth are you allowing some man to put his hand on your child? He didn't give him a little tap on his leg to cause a break. You need to wake up girl and take care of your kid. He will be there long after all of your "boyfriends".


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