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Child in Amber Alert found in Indiana, mother fatally shot in Delta

Victim Amanda Mangas had protection order against boy’s father

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    A Fulton County Sheriff's Office deputy sits outside of a house on Fernwood Street, where Amanda Mangas was fatally shot and her son, Winston Ramey, 10 months, was allegedly taken by his father James C. Ramey.

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    Amanda Mangas and her son Winston Ramey.

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    Mike Mangas, father of slain Mandi Mangas, reacts while speaking about the incident at the Delta Police Department.

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    James Ramey

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    Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock speaks to the media the shooting death of Amanda Mangas.

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DELTA — Authorities found a 10-month-old Delta boy whose removal from home prompted a statewide Amber Alert.

However, family report the boy’s 23-year-old mother was shot and killed.

Police issued the alert early today in the disappearance of Winston Ramey after the child was taken from a residence in the 900 block of Fernwood Street, according to a Fulton County dispatcher. They have since found James C. Ramey, 27, of the 300 block of Fassett Street, Toledo, with the child in Fulton County, Indiana.

Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock said today that Ramey was located after authorities tracked his cell phone usage. They contacted authorities in Indiana who initiated a traffic stop with Ramey.

He will face a charge of aggravated murder, as well as additional charges, Chief Hartsock said.

VIDEOS: Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock on the fatal shooting, Amber Alert | Mike Mangas talks about the death of his daughter Amanda

Mike Mangas said he left his home at roughly 5 a.m. Afterward, he said Ramey kicked in the door of his home and shot his daughter, Amanda Mangas — the 10-month-old’s mother— in the chest. She died at University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio.

Chief Hartsock said Delta police responded to the residence at 5:12 a.m. on a gunshot call. Crews treated Ms. Mangas at the scene before she was transferred to Toledo.

Police also found Mr. Mangas' wife, Deb Mangas, with Ramey. It was unclear if she went willingly or was forced to go. The two were unharmed, Mr. Mangas said.

Neighbors Pat and Ike Parker said police were at the Fernwood residence a few weeks ago during the day, but they did not know why.

Delta Police are handling the investigation, but Fulton County Sheriff’s deputies blocked the road by the residence. The house also is blocked off with police tape.

Investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation remain on scene today.

Toledo police previously arrested Ramey on Aug. 10 for a domestic dispute victimizing his girlfriend, Ms. Mangas. Officers found Ms. Mangas and Winston in the driveway of their residence in the 2500 block of Broadway Street.

Ms. Mangas told police she wished to break up with him, and a heavily intoxicated Ramey became irate. Ramey then reportedly placed a steak knife to her throat and threatened to kill her if she contacted police, according to an incident report.

Ramey passed out on the bed, police said.

“The victim stated that the suspect is a violent drunk and he has hit and threatened her in the past but she was afraid to follow through until now,” the report states.

Ramey pleaded no contest to aggravated menacing. He was sentenced to a suspended 180-day jail term and placed on probation for one year.

He has an additional pending case of violating a temporary protection order Feb. 16 and filed in Fulton County Eastern District Court. Ramey was set for arraignment March 23.

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