Amber Alert canceled: Warren baby found safe, father arrested

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A baby taken from a Warren home Thursday afternoon has been found safe. Police say his father, who took him, has been arrested.

James Stennett, 20, has been charged in the Warren Municipal Court with domestic violence and interference with custody. Police arrested him around 8 p.m. at an apartment on Berkshire Drive.

Two-month-old Jasper Stennett was taken from a Hazelwood Avenue home just before 1:30 p.m.

The Amber Alert was canceled after the baby’s grandmother, Stennett’s mother, turned him over.

“I heard the girl screaming for me to call the police, so I went over and I stood at the door and I went to see what was going on,” said neighbor Kathy Eckenrod. “He threw a vase in the house and, I don’t know, she hit him in the face. He choked her and he took a bag of stuff and he threw it outside the door, and he told her he was trying to throw her out of the house and he told her she wasn’t taking the baby. The baby was in the house screaming.”

Police were worried Stennett could have had a gun on him at the time.

The mother and grandmother were seen getting into a vehicle with the baby in a car seat after being questioned by police.

Officers wrapped crime scene tape around the alleged vehicle that the baby was taken in during the incident. 

According to records, Stennett has not been previously charged with anything in Trumbull County.

Editor’s note: The original Amber Alert issued incorrectly said the infant was a girl. This has been corrected.

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