Fremont man shoots at ex-lover

A 28-year-old man is in jail on attempted murder charges after shooting at the mother of his child inside her Alger Street home. Fremont police said three shots fired; make quick arrest.
Jessica Cuffman
Mar 12, 2013

Lucas Lykins, 28, was also charged with having weapons under disability, domestic violence and endangering children. He remains in the Sandusky County jail on $500,000 bond.  

The gunfire struck no one, although one of three shots passed through the slats of a crib in which Lykins’ 11-month-old son was sleeping, Fremont police Chief Tim Wiersma said.

The shooting happened just before 1:40 a.m. Sunday.  
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Lykins later told police he went to the home in the 700 block of Alger St. to retrieve some belongings, and he used his key to get inside because he didn’t see the woman’s vehicle parked outside. 

The child and the mother, Ashley Valle, 25, were inside sleeping. Valle got up when she heard someone enter the home.

“They see him with the gun, she runs back into the bedroom and he fires,” Wiersma said.

Lykins was apparently upset because there was a man in the house. Valle told police that Lykins hadn’t lived there for a while.

Lykins fired a total of three shots, then fought with Valle and her boyfriend, with the tussle taking them outside. Lykins then fell from the front of the house — a 5- to 6-foot drop into the yard — before running to his car and driving off, police said. 

The victims called 911 and provided a description of the car. Fremont police Capt. Tim Woolf soon stopped the vehicle at a Speedway convenience store on West State Street and quickly arrested Lykins.

Officers later found the handgun beneath a car parked outside the Alger Street home.

All three bullets had passed through the walls of the home. Police found one bullet lodged in a wood pile outside the home, Wiersma said.

“Walls, as they are, let things pass through them,” he said. “I’m so happy that no one was shot.”

Lykins appeared in Fremont Municipal Court Monday for an arraignment.

Comments

lugnut2511

I hope they do more than just slap this guys wrist. WTH is wrong with people, he could of killed his baby..

grandmasgirl

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deertracker

It was a choice that both of them made. He is no more responsible for the existence of that child than she is. If a man does not want a child, he should use protection and so should a woman if she does not want a child.

3M TA3

Or have an abortion.

mikeylikesit

careful! you will start a full blown riot with that kind of talk..

3M TA3

I kinda was ; ) It's not like we want to pay for this child's healthcare, education or free lunches and breakfasts. An abortion is a much better use of taxpayer dollars. Am I right?

mikeylikesit

no opinion of my own really.. but I've seen how others react to the idea:)

starryeyes83

Agreed.

starryeyes83

Agreed.

grandmasgirl

How was this any of the above mentioned things? Because I said that a baby ties these two together for life? That I suggested she should have gotten her locks changed before her new boyfriend moved in? That is a safety issue, not a slam. That I said a man should use birth control if he doesn't want a child with a woman? WHAT????

luvblues2

Doesn't anyone have another phrase for, "slap on the wrist"? It's quite tiresome to read that over and over. Use your imagination. How about "a spankin' and sent home"? Something, anything different would do.

BabyMomma

Fretroit!

Simple Enough II

Hardly.

richardross

Its not as bad, but getting close!

richardross

Remember the good ol days when Fretroit was the crack capital of the world?

PaulYall

Is it me or does anyone else wonder why they let these pothetic "IT'S" have bonds at any cost? Does society not take care of itself?

Mum-of-One

Violence against women has to stop. Violence against women feeds off discrimination and serves to reinforce it.

deertracker

Have you ever watched "Snapped" or the ID channel?

transplant

"Snapped". A lousy excuse for bad behavior. Those people should get help before they "snap". Anger comes before that. Sometimes I think a lot of people need anger management. This dude could have retrieved his belongings during the day time and without a gun.

deertracker

Shoulda, coulda, woulda??? The point is women can be very dangerous also!

Simple Enough II

You are funny, seriously violence against women? How about violence altogether.

Unassumer

Violence period has to stop. Domestic violence goes both ways. It's okay to be mad. It's not okay to shoot someone because you are mad. It's pathetic no one can find the dictionary, but they can find the bullets.

Cowboy

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Simple Enough II

Now you funny too! Yeah we need to go aways to clean up our town, but Sandusky has us beat hands down, in the last 2 years what have you had? How many shootings, how many LEO's murdered,etc. We could clean up this town except for certain famileis that live here who are the criminal element I'd name them, but then I would be censored as SR wouldn't take the time to investigate.

Cowboy

Just put catchup on this case. Everything's better with catchup!

3M TA3

Ketchup and joes hoes.

Simple Enough II

Well if she is a True Valle, I hope this boy bonds out as there probably wouldn't be a trail after a short period of time.

Simple Enough II

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