STONELICK TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A man in Clermont County is charged after the sheriff’s office tells that he entered into a neighbor’s house on early Monday morning carrying an infant and then locked himself in their garage.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office tells 39-year-old Derik Demangone entered into his neighbor’s home in the 2200 block of Wilshire Circle at 6:57 a.m.
Officials tell the neighbor contacted at 911 to report Demangone, who she tells is a stranger to her, carrying the infant. She said that the Clermont County Communications Center he came in through the front door, which was unlocked, and walked frantically through the house before locking himself in the attached garage.
She informed 911 officials Demangone is never a danger to her or her family and did not disclose any weapons or show he had one on him.
The woman said to deputies before they came Demangone left the garage and was walking with the baby into an open field behind her house. She said to dispatchers that she could see him speaking with a woman she identified as her neighbor.
Officials tell deputies came at the house at 7:12 a.m. and talked with Demangone who was alone in the field behind the woman’s home.
He said to deputies that he and his wife entered into the field where he was and told that she now had their child. Deputies tell they talked with Demangone’s wife who verified that she had the baby with her.
EMS also appeared on the scene to review the infant and verified the baby was safe, officials tell. They left him in the custody of his mother.
EMS teams brought Demangone to Clermont Mercy Hospital for evaluation and consideration, officials tell.
The Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the incident and officials tell Demangone will be charged with one count of felony fourth-degree burglary, and one count of first-degree misdemeanor endangering children.
Demangone is supposed to arrive for a bond hearing at 10 a.m. in Clermont County Municipal Court on Tuesday.