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Suspect in toddler's death arrested

A man wanted in connection to a 2-year-old girl's death was arrested Wednesday morning after being on the run since April.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2018 12:01 PM
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 6:36 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A man wanted in connection to a 2-year-old girl's death was arrested Wednesday morning after being on the run since April. 

Shane Patton, 30, is in police custody and being interviewed according to Fort Wayne Police. 

Patton is facing a felony child neglect charge in the death of 2-year-old Jocelyn Belcher. Jocelyn was found dead in her crib back on January 27th. Her death was later ruled a homicide. 

Jocelyn's mother, Crystal Belcher, is also behind bars facing neglect charges. 

Fort Wayne Police Department PIO, Michael Joyner told FOX 55 Patton was arrested without incident in the 2700 block of Chandler Drive just after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. 

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