LIMA — A reduction in bond was denied Monday in Allen County Common Pleas Court for a Delphos teenager accused of severely beating his 2-month-old daughter.
Anthony J. Denoyer, 19, appeared in court with his attorney, Kirk McVay, primarily to waive his constitutional right to a speedy trial on two charges of felonious assault, second-degree felonies that includes a specification for causing permanent disabling harm to a child less than the age of 10. He also faces three counts of endangering children and two additional counts of felonious assault.
Denoyer is also facing charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, felonies of the fourth and fifth degree, respectively, in an unrelated incident. The alleged incident involving the child occurred while he was on bond in the theft case. He entered pleas of not guilty to those charges in December.
McVay on Monday asked the court to consider a bond reduction and some type of home arrest for Denoyer while he awaits trial. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Randall Basinger said the state would “strenuously” oppose the defendant’s release on bond due to the number of charges against Denoyer, as well as the seriousness of those counts.
Judge Jeffrey Reed denied a modification of bond but left the matter open for further discussion at a later date.
In other matters, Basinger said the state recently became aware of a matter that occurred when Denoyer was a juvenile and said that a psychological evaluation performed on the Delphos man “as it pertains to competency” has been under judicial seal. Basinger said the state will soon file a motion to have that file unsealed.
A tentative jury trial date of April 17 was scheduled for Denoyer, with a pre-trial hearing set for Feb. 12.
Delphos police say Denoyer admitted he caused the life-threatening injuries suffered by his 2-month-old child in October. According to a press release issued by Delphos Police Chief Mark Slate, his department was contacted Oct. 29 by officials at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center requesting that detectives respond to the emergency room at the hospital in reference to an injured child.