Father of baby found dead in the Mohawk River indicted on unrelated burglary charges
Utica (WSYR-TV) – The father of an infant who was found dead in the Mohawk River has been indicted in an unrelated burglary case.
Jevon Wameling appeared in Oneida County court on Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty to the second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny charges.
Wameling was arrested in September on charges that he broke into a home in the village of Oriskany and stole money and jewelry on at least one occasion.
The man’s infant child, Levon Wameling, had disappeared in May. Jevon Wameling said he waited two weeks to report the infant’s disappearance.
The infant was the subject of numerous search efforts in the Utica area.
Shortly after Wameling’s arrest on the burglary charge, State Police provided a tip to Utica Police that led to the search of the Mohawk River.
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