DELTA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man shot and killed the mother of his 10-month-old son and abducted the boy before being caught in Indiana.
Police responded to the home in Delta around 5 a.m. Tuesday
morning and found 23-year-old Amanda “Mandi” Mangas gravely wounded with
gunshot wound to the chest.
She also gave police the name of the suspect in her shooting and the
boy’s abduction — the child’s father, James Ramey. She had recently
taken out a protective order against Ramey.
The woman was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock says authorities tracked Ramey's cellphone to Fulton County, Indiana, where he was found with the boy Tuesday. The child wasn't hurt.
Ramey also kidnapped the boy's stepgrandmother. She was not hurt.
Police say Ramey will be charged with aggravated murder and other counts.
The baby's maternal grandfather tells media outlets in northwestern Ohio that Ramey broke into the family's house early Tuesday and shot his daughter in the chest.
An Amber Alert was issued for Winston Ramey, and around 10 a.m. tips
and cellphone pings led authorities to arrest James Ramey after a
traffic stop in Fulton County, Indiana — about 150 miles away. The
infant was in the vehicle, unharmed, along with Amanda Mangas’
stepmother. Hartsock said he believes the stepmother was taken against
Police believe Ramey was heading to the Chicago area, where he has family.
Ramey was booked in the Fulton County jail on a count of aggravated murder. More charges are expected to be filed.
Several media outlets report that Ramey earlier had been charged with domestic violence and that he was due in court later this month on a charge of violating a temporary protection order.
Mangas is the niece of Gordie and Julie (Tenwalde) Vogt of Delphos.