NC Woman Charged with Murder After Baby Drowns In Charleston Pond
(WPDE) – Jameisha Ka’Tara Alexander, of Carrboro, N.C., has been charged with murder in the death of her baby, according to warrants.
Deputy Horry County Coroner, Michelle McSpadden, said a six-week-old boy drowned Saturday. The warrants state the baby was one month old.
McSpadden said King Khalil Jair Alexander died late Saturday night, July 16th, as a result of drowning after being found in a pond near Tanger Outlets on Highway 501.
Alexander was from Chapel Hill, NC.
According to the warrants, she was seen near the pond behind Tanger Outlets holding the baby.
A police report says officers responded to the parking lot around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 in reference to a possible drowning of an infant.
A security guard was the first person to make contact with the baby and found the baby lying face down in the pond on top of PVC drainage pipes, the report says.
The security guard went into the water and recovered the baby, the report says. The warrant says the woman was nowhere in the area when the baby was found.
The baby was then given CPR by Horry County Fire Rescue EMS personnel.
After speaking to a witness, police secured the scene and put out a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) notification for a woman. The HCPD Canine unit was also called out to help track the unknown female.
Also on Saturday, July 16, around 11:30 p.m., officers were called to Bill Jones Road and U.S. 501 in Aynor for a vehicle wreck.
The warrant says it was Alexander who wrecked her vehicle.
A large part of the police report and the arrest warrant are redacted.
We have reached out to Horry County Police for the reason behind the redactions.
Alexander is currently in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.