On Dec. 5, at 6:27 p.m. the Lewisburg Police Department, the Lewisburg Fire Department, the Greenbrier County Emergency Ambulance Service and the White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Service responded to Northridge Drive in Lewisburg in reference to an unresponsive 3-year-old male. The 3-year-old was transported to the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and then on to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
On Dec. 6, Robert F. Reinhold III, of Lewisburg was arrested by the Lewisburg Police Department and charged with Child Abuse Resulting in Injury and Malicious or Unlawful Assault and was held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond, both charges are felonies.
On Dec. 11, the 3-year-old male passed away at the Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. On that same day Kimberly A. Sears, 26, of Lewisburg was arrested in Roanoke, VA, on warrants from Greenbrier County and charged with Death of a Child by a Parent, Guardian or Custodian or Other Person by Child Abuse and is expected to be extradited back to WV. On Dec. 13 Robert F. Reinhold III appeared in the Greenbrier County Magistrate Court where the original charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Injury and Malicious or Unlawful Assault was dismissed and he was re-charged with Death of a Child by a Parent, Guardian or Custodian or Other Person by Child Abuse, this charge is a felony and carries a penalty of 15 years to life in prison.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact the Lewisburg Police Department at 304-645-1626. The lead investigators in this case are Cpl. J.T. Williams II and Sgt. D.B. Eggleston of the Lewisburg Police Department in consultation with the Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, and they were assisted by several other officers of the Lewisburg Police Department, the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department and the WV State Police.