VAN WERT — Bond was set at $2 million Tuesday for a man arrested on charges connected to the death of a 15-month-old boy.
Christopher M. Peters, 26, of Delphos, also had a preliminary hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in Van Wert Municipal Court. Peters is charged with felonious assault and child endangering, both felonies.
Magistrate Diane French told Peters he faces up to 11 years on the current charges. The case, however, is expected to be presented to the grand jury with additional charges possibly sought.
Peters only spoke briefly to say he understood the charges and to request the court appoint an attorney for the preliminary hearing.
Peters was arrested Friday in Fostoria by U.S. Marshals helping out with the case. He was brought back to Van Wert County.
Police still have not released the name of the toddler who died.
Police were called Nov. 15 to a home at 24249 Lincoln Highway over an unresponsive child. The child’s mother placed the call and told the 911 operator she checked on her son and found him unresponsive.
Detectives questioned Peters at the Hancock County jail but details of the interview were not released.
A woman who also was on the 911 call told the operator it appeared the child had been dead for some time. The mother said she last checked on her son the day before when he was sick and not eating.
The child’s body was sent to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.
Peters was not at the apartment when the child was found dead.
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