Two Charged in Infant's Death: Bond Court Set


By Crysty Vaughan

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, December 11 arrested a 33-year-old Pelion man and a 32-year-old Pelion woman in connection with the death of a two-month-old at a home on Bush Berry Road, in Pelion.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested Jordan Ray Hodson, 33, of 485 Bush Berry Road, Pelion on a charge of homicide by child abuse.
Deputies also arrested Sara Elizabeth Hodson, 32, of 485 Bush Berry Road, Pelion on a charge of unlawful conduct towards a child.

An arrest warrant alleges that on Tuesday, December 11, Jordan Hodson and Sara Hodson transported the two-month-old to the Pelion Family Practice.
The child was transported to Lexington Medical Center, and then to Richland Children’s Hospital where she received emergency medical treatment and was pronounced dead at approximately 9:00 p.m.
The medical examination provided evidence of blunt force trauma, Metts said.
Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jordan Hodson and Sara Hodson at the Lexington Medical Center located at 2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. Jordan and Sara Hodson were arrested after their explanations of the injuries to Makenna were not consistent with the injuries say investigators.

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