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Monsters beneath the mattress aren’t actual, however one younger lady barely escaped the clutches of an actual life “monster” who allegedly murdered her father and held her captive.
Final month, Detroit police arrested Dangelo Money Clemons (pictured above) on kidnapping fees after a 5-year-old Maggie Millsap yelled for assist out a window of his duplex.
Neighbors stated Maggie’s father, Cody Millsap, was murdered in his doorway on Schaefer Freeway by Dangelo, who lived subsequent door and went on to carry Maggie hostage. In keeping with charging paperwork obtained by Fox 2 Detroit, the lady screamed for assist from the window on June 30 — prompting her neighbor, Raynell Jones, to name 911.
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Jones instructed the information station:
“She goes, ‘Assist me, assist me please.’ When the man walks again up she says, ‘The monster is again,’ after which she closes the curtain.”
Wow… completely terrifying!
Fortunately, police arrived on the scene at round 10:30 p.m., rescued the lady, and arrested Clemons. Authorities later found the physique of a person useless within the duplex unit subsequent door, the place Maggie lived. Police have but to formally verify the id of the physique, however neighbors instructed the station the useless man was the lady’s father.
Neighbors described Cody as a devoted father. Maggie’s godmother, Karla Reaves, instructed Native four Information that she and her daughter, Darion, would take Maggie to the park on daily basis — however solely after Cody pop quizzed his little lady. She recalled:
“I beloved them, that little lady and her dad. I really like them a lot… He made positive she did 5 math issues and skim a ebook earlier than we took her to the park.”
Whereas neighbors are celebrating the truth that Maggie is secure, they’re nonetheless mourning Cody’s loss of life — and lashing out on the “monster” who did this. Reaves continued:
“He must know that he damage this little lady for the remainder of her life.”
Her daughter, Darion, added:
“Not solely did he damage her, he damage us and anybody else who beloved that little lady as a result of now she doesn’t have anyone.”
Maggie is now in foster care whereas police seek for kinfolk who can take her.
In the meantime, Clemons has been charged with kidnapping and youngster enticement in reference to the case. He hasn’t but entered a plea to the costs in opposition to him, and police say that extra fees could possibly be pending. He’s being held on $250,000 bond.
Our hearts exit to Cody’s family members — particularly Maggie, whose life won’t ever be the identical.
[Image via Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office]