TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka police have named a man accused of killing a baby during a Wednesday morning assault.
Trayvonne Damont Jones, 21, of Topeka, faces charges including:
- First-degree murder
- Second-degree murder
- Abuse of a child
- Aggravated child endangerment
- Two counts of aggravated battery
Jones knew the victims he attacked and there is no further danger to the community, according to the Topeka Police Department. The assault happened around 4:40 a.m. in the 1400 block of Southwest Byron, which is in the College Hill Apartments area near Washburn University.
TPD said a baby later died at a local hospital as a result of its injuries during the incident. The baby’s mother was also hurt in the assault, but was treated and released.
Jones’ arrest came after TPD said it took multiple people to the Topeka Law Enforcement Center for further questioning. Officers stayed at the scene of the assault for hours, going into the afternoon as detectives investigated.
Police took Jones to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections, and a jail representative told KSNT 27 News around 6 p.m. that he is being processed as an inmate.