Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Court documents have been released in the burglary case involving Jevon Wameling, the father of Levon Wameling.
Wameling was arrested a day before remains of an infant were found in the Mohawk River, but it is not clear if Wameling directed police to that location.
The remains have also not been identified, but Utica Police are confident it is the body of Levon, last seen by his father in May.
The court papers shed light into the burglary of which Jevon Wameling is accused.
In August, his step-uncle, William Kahler, hired Wameling to paint his home in Oriskany as a favor as the search for Levon was on-going.
That favor from his uncle turned into missing money and jewelry from the home, according to witness statements.
Kahler says he gave strict orders to Wameling not to enter the home at any time while he was on the job, with rare exceptions such as bathroom breaks or lunch.
Jevon's cousin, who lived at the home, told police she heard something on August 6 and found Jevon crawling up the stairs.
The next day her mother, Mary Ann Kahler, discovered that more than $1,000 was missing from a purse in her bedroom closet and then the following week, she discovered that jewelry was missing.
Mary Ann called Wameling, who she claims did not deny stealing the necklace.
In a statement to police, Jevon said, "I wrote a letter to Aunt Mary Ann and said that I was sorry for what happened, that I would never hurt them like that and I was happy about the job opportunity that they gave me."
William told police in a statement that Jevon flashed a large amount of money in front of his mother, saying "Jevon told his mother that he saved the money, but the people familiar with Jevon knew that wasn't true because Jevon did not save money.”
Levon's mother, Amy Warney, told police she may have been the recipient of the stolen jewelry, before Jevon asked for it back.
She said in a statement to investigators, "I do not believe Jevon bought the jewelry. I believe that he may have stolen it."
Warney has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Wameling and said throughout the search for their son that he was responsible.
She did say she spoke to Wameling regularly.
Warney has not spoken publicly since the remains were found last week. The remains are still being identified by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office.
An attorney for Levon Wameling had no comment as of Wednesday.