A North Canton man is accused of fleeing a Greenwich home Monday afternoon with his 10-month-old daughter after a suspected domestic violence incident involving the child’s mother.
Kody L. Dewitt, 20, must post a $5,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail on two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence.
Two sheriff’s deputies found Dewitt behind the wheel of a red 2000 GMC Sonoma in the parking lot of the New Haven Marathon about 30 minutes after the Greenwich incident. Major Greg Englund pulled behind the pickup truck and Sgt. Annette McLaughlin trapped him in front.
Englund said he and McLaughlin brought Dewitt out of the vehicle at gun point because they thought he might be dangerous and he had “supposedly slit his wrist.” The suspect, who had a superficial knife cut, didn’t indicate he was suicidal.
“We had no problem with him,” McLaughlin said.
“The baby was in good shape,” she added, saying she was “pretty alert” and not injured. McLaughlin said the girl was in a car seat, but it appeared if it were wedged into a small backseat.
After Dewitt’s arrest, the baby was released to her mother, Dewitt’s suspected victim.
“The chief said she had bruises,” said Englund, who had no further information.
The Greenwich Police Department requested assistance from deputies after Dewitt left the West Main Street home with his infant daughter about 12:35 p.m. The victim suspected he headed toward a Front Street or Park Street home in Willard, a dispatcher wrote.
Dewitt was driving around the county before the woman called him to set up a meeting place to discuss their domestic situation, McLaughlin said.