Police: Man stabs infant at Dewey Street home

Suspect in Erie County jail without bond; infant flown to hospital

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.