A Lyft driver alerted Chicago police to a man making an attempt to drown his personal 2-year-old son as a sacrifice, in accordance to court docket paperwork obtained by native information.
Jeremiah Campbell, 29, is dealing with fees of attempted murder, child endangerment, and violating an order of safety in reference to a 2021 incident.
An unnamed Lyft driver contacted 911 after listening to feedback from Campbell throughout their experience to his residence on the 7700 block of South Shore Drive south of downtown Chicago, in accordance to court docket paperwork obtained by WGN9.
The driver reportedly advised police he heard Campbell speaking about conspiracies and sacrificing his son to Jehovah, the outlet reported.
Around the identical time the driver referred to as police, an anonymous caller dialed 911 and mentioned his 2-year-old son had drowned within the bathtub.
When police arrived at the home, they knocked twice, however nobody answered the door. Through a window, they may see a man kneeling over the bath and making suspicious actions, at which level they pressured their method into the residence, in accordance to WGN9.
“They brought the child out and he was just drenched and coughing,” a neighbor named Tonya advised the outlet in an interview, who mentioned she heard screaming the night time of the alleged drowning.
Campbell had violated a safety order stemming from an earlier 2021 case through which he pleaded responsible to aggravated battery leading to nice bodily hurt and home battery leading to bodily hurt. He was sentenced to 36 months of probation that yr, court docket information obtained by WGN9 present.