Bond Set for Suspect in Amber Alert Incident

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CLEVELAND -- A judge set bond at $50,000 for a man arrested in connection with an Amber Alert earlier this week, Fox 8 News reports.

One day earlier, Octavia Hatchell Sr. was charged with a crime by authorities.

Cleveland Police Det. Jennifer Ciaccia tells Fox 8 News that Hatchell was charged with robbery on Thursday in connection with the incident that led to an Amber Alert being issued. Ciaccia says that additional charges against Hatchell are expected in the near future.

An arrest report details what allegedly took place during the domestic incident and robbery.

Hatchell is accused of getting into an altercation with his wife of four-and-a-half years and allegedly punching her in the face.

Tamika L. Hatchell told police that she and her husband fought back and forth before she tried calling 911 on her cell phone. Octavia allegedly then stole the cell phone from Tamika, and she ran from the home.

The robbery charges stems from Octavia taking the phone.

After leaving the scene of the altercation, Octavia drove to pick up his children from two different schools that they attend.

Tamika called police and asked them to come to her home in the 3800 block of Bivens Avenue in Cleveland.

"She was saying, 'Get off me,' and then he was standing in the door. She was halfway naked. She started running up the street from him, and he went back in the house, came back out, went over and had words with whoever let her use the phone to call the police, and he went back in the house, got something. He had a bag and he left," neighbor Marcus Murray said.

Octavia later called Tamika to say he had taken the children out of school.

"(Octavia) Hatchell had gone to all four children's schools, picked them up and stated that he was going to kill them and kill himself," said Cleveland Police Sgt. Sammy Morris.

That prompted Cleveland Police to issue an Amber Alert, which Octavia's girlfriend said she knew nothing about.

"We were in the house. I was cooking. (The kids) were watching cartoons. He was upstairs," said Yowanda Walker.

Police say an alert neighbor saw Octavia and the car at Walker's home in Euclid and called the authorities.

"I asked him, 'Well Ron, what's going on?' He said, 'I don't know. I don't know what this girl done now,' because they been getting into it for a while now."

Octavia was being held in the Cleveland City Jail. The children returned home with their mother just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.