Police: Man stabs infant at Dewey Street home

Suspect in Erie County jail without bond; infant flown to hospital
Shawn Foucher
May 17, 2013

A 19-year-old man allegedly stabbed an infant late Thursday night inside a Sandusky home, police said. 

The 11-month-old's condition wasn't immediately available. The infant was flown by medical helicopter from Firelands Regional Medical Center to another hospital. The child may have suffered multiple stab wounds, detectives said.     

Denzel Castile, of the 1500 block of Shelby St., was arrested at the scene and is being held in the Erie County jail without bond. Charges hadn't been filed as of 12:30 a.m. today.

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Sandusky police were dispatched to the home at the corner of Cleveland Road and Dewey Street just before midnight, after someone inside the house called 911. Officers arrived to a chaotic scene and immediately requested backup from Perkins police, Erie County deputies and Cedar Point police.

At about 12:30 a.m., Sandusky police Detective Dana Newell said he and officers were still sorting out the details.  

Onlookers gathered as dozens of officers from multiple agencies blocked off the street and secured the scene. While officers stripped yellow police tape around the home, the occupants paced about the front yard, some of them shouting at each other. 

One witness said he saw up to six police officers drag the suspect out of the home.

"He didn't want to go peacefully," said the witness, asking not to be identified. The witness said he saw a woman police officer run out of the home with the child in her arms.

"As soon as the ambulance pulled up, she jumped in and the ambulance barely even stopped — bam, they were gone," the witness said.

The people who were in the home during the stabbing may all be related, detectives said.

Sandusky Municipal Court records show Castile was charged last year with disorderly conduct and drug abuse. In a traffic stop about two weeks ago, he was charged with underage consumption, operating a vehicle under the influence and two traffic violations.

The ranch home is at the corner of Dewey Street, close to where Cleveland Road and Sycamore Line intersect.




This THING (I refuse to call it a man) just MURDERED an innocent BABY. You should be hung in the street right next for him just for defending this sorry piece of scum. I don't care how nice he used to be, how many times he went to church as a kid, or how well he dressed....HE MURDERED A BABY...PERIOD. This is the most disgusting crime I have ever seen, and that says a lot considering I am from Detroit.

"Why the hanging cuase he's a black male?" -- NO! The hanging because he MURDERED An 11-WEEK-OLD BABY. I don't care what color he is...Black, White, Yellow, Green, Orange or something in between....he deserves a slow, painful death.

You are insane for defending this monster...may God have mercy on your soul.


I could not agree more. This person killed a CHILD. And I am SO sick of the race card getting pulled when people have an opinion, and those posting assume it has to do with race or color of skin. Who gives a rat's azz what color he is? Does anyone know my skin color or are you just reading my posts? He killed a BABY. When I post my comments I am pretty sure no one knows the color of my skin except ME.


"... another one said just take him downtown and hang him like they did back in the old days..."

You don't think that that is inappropriate?

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Do not pass go, take this person straight to jail, he is a monster sin is a monster and a waste of cells, I agree Statealltheway, crazy sick drugged out knows no color!