The felony burglary case against the father of a missing infant is moving forward. Jevon Wameling, father of missing baby Levon Wameling, was arrested last week. YNN's Andrew Sorensen updates us on what's next for Jevon Wameling.
FLOYD, N.Y. -- Jevon Wameling was in court Tuesday for a felony hearing on his burglary charges. The felony complaint against him claims he stole as much as $1,200 from a purse in a closet in Oriskany last month.
Wameling's hearing was waived, meaning the charges will now be presented to a grand jury.
Wameling has been in the public eye all summer. His son, Levon Wameling, disappeared in May. Jevon claimed he left Levon on the porch of their Jay Street home in Utica when he locked himself out. After letting himself into the back of the house, he says he came back for Levon to find the child was missing.
Police labeled Jevon Wameling a person of interest two weeks later when they found out about the disappearance through Jevon's attorney.
In an apparent coincidence, Jevon was arrested on the burglary charges by State Police Thursday, just one day before Utica authorities searched the Mohawk River for Levon on a tip from the State Police. They came up with human remains. The Onondaga County Medical Examiner is still trying to confirm if they belong to Levon.
Utica Police and the district attorney have declined to comment on possible charges in Levon's case.
Meanwhile, the grand jury findings will determine what happens next in the burglary case.
Both Wameling's attorney and Assistant District Attorney Dawn Lupi declined to comment.
The medical examiner's findings on the remains are expected to take a few days or even weeks to come back.
The district attorney likely won't file any charges before the identity is determined.