Austintown man remains jailed as daughter's death investigated

AUSTINTOWN — A township man investigated in his 4-month-old daughter's homicide death will remain in jail on an unrelated charge.

Christian Sumpter, 25, of North Roanoke Avenue, appeared before County Judge David D'Apolito Monday afternoon on a second-degree felony count of felonious assault. He did not plead, as the charge will be bound over to the Common Pleas Court in Youngstown.

D'Apolito set Sumpter's bond at $150,000 or 10 percent cash or surety. Sumpter's attorney called that bond "excessive."

Sumpter's daughter, 4-month-old Adaleah Sumpter, died earlier this month after falling and striking her head at Sumpter's North Roanoke home.

Charges have yet to be filed in her death.

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