Man charged with endangering lives of his grandchildren following wreck

A Bowling Green man is accused of endangering the lives of his two young grandchildren during a wreck Sunday afternoon on Morgantown Road.

Late Sunday night, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office charged Gaylord Jones, 54, with two counts each of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal abuse child under 12 and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Jones is accused of wrecking his pick up truck Sunday afternoon while the children were riding in it, failing to tell deputies the children were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash and not providing timely medical care, according to his arrest citation.

The children’s mother said neither Jones nor the children’s father took the children for medical treatment. Both children were treated at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital.

The oldest child, who is 4, told deputies his younger sibling and father were thrown from the truck that he said rolled over during the wreck, according to the citation. The younger child complained of shoulder pain and was covered in cuts and bruises. The child’s mother said her younger son’s collarbone was broken during the wreck.

Jones was scheduled to be arraigned in Warren District Court Monday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday.

The child’s father has not been charged with a crime as of Monday. However, he is wanted on outstanding, unrelated warrants, according to Jones’ arrest citation.