DELPHOS — Authorities arrested a Delphos man Friday night in relation to the death of a 15-month-old boy Tuesday.
Christopher M. Peters, 26, of 24249 Old Lincoln Highway, Apt. 24, was arrested in Fostoria in Hancock County on Friday afternoon, according to a statement from the Delphos Police Department. The arrest was made by U.S. Marshals out of Toledo after local investigators contacted them to assist in the search for Peters. Peters was being held in the Hancock County Jail in Findlay on an unrelated failure to appear warrant, awaiting extradition to Van Wert County.
Police were not releasing the name of the toddler boy, who was at Peters’ home when he died.
Peters faces initial charges of child endangerment, a third-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony, pending a grand jury review of more serious charges.
A call was placed to 911 at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday. The call was for help with an unresponsive child at 24249 Lincoln Highway by the child’s mother where she stayed at the old Lincoln Inn.
The mother tells the operator she checked on her son and found him unresponsive.
“He’s not breathing. He’s not moving,” she said. “He didn’t respond to anything I did.”
Peters was questioned late Friday at the Hancock County Jail by investigators from Delphos as well as the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office but the details of that interview were not been released, as the investigation was still ongoing.
No time or date for a court appearance has yet been determined, as the case will be presented to a Van Wert County grand jury in the near future, according to Delphos Police Department officials.
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