Man in Virgina Beach who says his three-year-old son died in a clothes dryer, is arrested for attacking the child’s mother outside the funeral home
The toddler’s mom Amanda Ray claims her ex Chet Lloyd lying about the circumstances of their youngest child’s death
Lloyd, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with domestic assault and drug possession after police found a gram of cocaine on him
Brantley had been living with his dad after the couple split in 2017
He allegedly found his toddler unresponsive inside a clothes dryer machine after his birthday on August 7
Ray says she doesn’t believe her ex’s version of events, saying ‘nothing is adding up’
A funeral was held for Brantley on Saturday, which Chet Lloyd did not attend
An investigation into Brantley’s death is ongoing
Chet Lloyd, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with domestic assault and drug possession, and later released on bond. Lloyd allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend Amanda Ray, the mother of his son Brantley Lloyd last week outside a funeral home where they were making arrangements for the child.
The father of a three-year-old boy who was found dead in a clothes dryer has been arrested for assaulting the child’s mother.
Virginia man Chet Lloyd, 34, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend Amanda Ray, who is the boy’s mother, and broke her cellphone.
He reportedly attacked her last week outside a funeral home where the two were making arrangements for their son Brantley Lloyd who was found dead in the clothes dryer on August 7.
He was charged with domestic assault of a family member, damaging the victim’s cellphone, as well as drug possession as he was found with one gram of cocaine. He was later released on bond.
Ray confirmed to AP that Lloyd assaulted her outside the funeral home.
A funeral for three-year-old Brantley was held on Saturday which Lloyd did not attend, according to The Virginia Pilot.
Chet Lloyd told investigators he found three-year-old Brantley’s body in a clothes dryer on Aug. 7.
The local medical examiner’s office, said that agency’s own investigation into the cause and manner of the child’s death is continuing. Among the discrepancies the account of events, Lloyd told police that he found his son, Brantley Lloyd, unresponsive and sweaty in the clothes dryer on Aug. 7 around 5 pm, but detectives believe Brantley died between 5:30 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.
Brantley’s mother Amanda Ray (pictured left with her son) didn’t live at the home with Lloyd and reveals she doesn’t believe her ex’s claims saying: ‘Nothing is adding up’
‘Nothing is adding up,’ she said to ABC. ‘I don’t understand how my baby was in a dryer. I don’t understand how he died.’
Ray said she lived with Lloyd, Brantley and her two other children in his home before the relationship ended in early 2017.
Kathy Ray, Brantley’s grandmother, said Lloyd did not show up to his son’s funeral on Saturday, his phone disconnected.
Chet Lloyd with his three children. He claimed Brantley [seen in his dad’s arms] had been up all night having tantrums and throwing up before he was found unresponsive in the clothes dryer Aug 7
An autopsy has been completed but the cause and manner of death are yet to be determined, according to Donna Price, regional administrator for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk.
Officers of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office booked Lloyd on Wednesday and released on bond two hours later. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 4.
Lloyd reportedly, was evicted from his townhouse a week after the boy’s death.