November 27, 2014


Alyson Sweany arrested for possessing spice

AMHERST — Alyson Sweany, who was convicted of child endangering following the 2010 death of her son, was arrested early Sunday morning for possessing spice, or synthetic marijuana.



According to Amherst police, Sweany, 25, was in a 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by Abigail Simmons, 26, when it was pulled over at 12:48 a.m. for going left of center.

The officer found spice and paraphernalia for smoking spice in the car. Both women were charged with possession of spice and released at the scene.

Sweany pleaded guilty in 2011 to child endangering charges that stemmed from her failure to prevent the abuse that prosecutors said her 3-year-old son, Jesse Crum Jr., endured at the hands of Peter Jones, Sweany’s then-boyfriend.

Jesse was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on March 15, 2010, and died about a week later from his injuries.

An autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt head trauma, brain hemorrhages and pneumonia.

Jones hanged himself in June 2010, just a few days before he was scheduled to be sentenced on child endangering charges arising from a January 2009 incident in which Jesse was scalded by hot water while Jones was bathing the boy.





Sweany was released from prison March 7.

“It was said Sweany had made strides toward bettering herself while incarcerated,” according to police.

According to police, the day prior to Simmons’ arrest with Sweany, she had been arrested along with Dan Bullocks, 36, at Giant Eagle for theft. Store employees called Amherst police after recognizing the pair as individuals who had stolen meat the previous day. The manager believed they were again attempting to steal by stuffing items in their pants. Both were taken to jail.

On Thursday, Bullocks and Simmons were again arrested after they allegedly attempted to take $700 in merchandise from Kmart. Bullocks fled but was apprehended by Amherst police.

  • Bob Sweatt

    Hopefully these three will do the same thing Jones did. I’ll even give them the rope.

  • hellooo

    wow, will they ever do anything good with their lives? get over yourselves already

  • Vikki

    Some people never change… SMH

  • Crystal Lovejoy-Bullocks

    Seriously, can anyone tell me what is wrong with our court system in Elyria? Im not trying to be rude, but come on Judge Locke-Graves, Judge Bennett, and any other judge that these people have came in contact with. Can I ask a question? Why do these courts keep giving a man, Dan Bullocks, personal bonds? Can you say career criminal? He has robbed walmart, kmart, giant eagle, and so many other places, stealing steaks, and other items. Are these judges giving him breaks because of the family name or are these judges lacking common sense? Why though? Can anyone tell me why he keeps getting off the hook? Elyria, Lorain, and any other place is not safe with these three people out in society. These people have no judgement. The three of them have either buried their kids, or has had their kids taken away by a judge. If these judges can see that they are not fit to be around their kids, what makes you think society is safe with them running around causing trouble and doing drugs? Come on Lorain County…Enough is enough! Its time to take back our community and put these offenders away for a long long time. ( No relation to Dan Bullocks)

  • ben stone

    They should dip them in brown gravy and put them into a small room with wolverines that are high on angel dust!!! Now that is a punishment!!!

    • Bob Sweatt

      That’s rather creative. I like the way you think.

  • TheDon Corleone

    Simmons looks like she is half pig, and half human.

    What a disgusting looking creature.

  • hottamomma

    thats what im talking about. jail is suppose to be some kind of rehab and its not working, they r to busy worrying about giving inmates food instead of worrying about rehab. i say let them have bread and water only, and give them desert for every rehab project that they pass. at least its a start.

  • Ex_Subscriber

    What is with “released at the scene”? Isn’t Ms. Sweany still on probation? If so, doesn’t this arrest violate the terms of that probation, and shouldn’t her “bettered” self be remanded back to jail? If she’s not still on probation, I have to agree with Crystal – what is wrong with our court system?

    • maryline

      Alyson is still on probation for a year or so!!!

  • maryline

    Alyson should go back to jail where she can finish her jail time. and also do jail time for this. she promise the courts she would do good. but u read on the news that she got into for spice. sounds me that she isn’t doing any good. she hasn’t learn anything.

    • Ex_Subscriber

      Miraldi is the judge – “The judge said Sweany has made strides toward bettering herself while
      incarcerated, but he also placed restrictions on her while she is free,
      including mental health counseling, and warned her that if she messes up
      she would be returned to prison.” So, send her back. Now. And admit you shouldn’t have let her out in the first place (okay, that last isn’t going to happen but it should).