Child calls 911 after finding convicted felon inside home

Angela Stachel (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Angela Stachel (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Antonio Stonestreet (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Antonio Stonestreet (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)  - A Price Hill mother is behind bars after Cincinnati police said she left her four young children with a convicted felon.

Police records show the oldest child, an eight year old girl, called 911 Tuesday morning after she found a man sleeping inside her home with a loaded gun.

Police have charged Angela Stachel, 28, and Antonio Stonestreet, 30, with child endangering. Stonestreet also faces two other charges: having weapons under a disability and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police records show Stachel left the kids at her house on Purcell Avenue in East Price Hill around 3:45 a.m. The eight year old girl called 911. According to the police incident report, the child actually called 911 twice. Dispatchers were wary at first. In the report, they wrote the second call is "sounding more and more like a legit call. {The child} says she was disconnected the last time."

The child reportedly told dispatchers her mom was gone, and left her, her 4-year-old brother and two sisters, ages four and six, home alone. The child told dispatchers she didn't know where her mother was going, she didn't leave them any food, and left in a green jeep with "some boys," and that this wasn't the first time.

According to the incident report, when police arrived, two of the children were outside the home in yard. The other two were inside the house with Stonestreet. Officers found Stonestreet passed out on a bed on the first floor with a loaded 45-caliber pistol that was "ready at hand;" a violation of his release from prison.

JoEllen Smith, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Columbus, said Stonestreet was convicted of aggravated robbery, robbery and felonious assault in 2004. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. Last May, he was released under post release control supervision. If it's determined that Stonestreet violated the terms of his supervision, he could be sanctioned up to half of his original sentence, but he would only serve up to nine months at a time.

It's still unclear how Stonestreet knows Stachel. No one answered the door at the home on Tuesday.

A neighbor who did not want to be identified said Stachel would often have people stay with her to protect her from a dangerous ex-boyfriend. FOX19 couldn't find any protection orders under her name.

Still, other neighbors say Stachel kept to herself, seemed like a good mother, and never left the children home alone.

"Every parent obviously has to keep in touch with their kids," said neighbor Lars Olivan. "I'm not sure if she's got four {kids,} but she's always with them every time I see them."

Brian Gregg, spokesperson for Hamilton County Jobs & Family Services, said the kids are now all staying with relatives.

Police reports show all four children were Statchel's. Gregg says three of the children were Statchel's, and a fourth child belonged to a friend. Gregg also said that Stonestreet is that friend's boyfriend.

Stachel does have a criminal record, including minor drug and alcohol charges. She will be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon.

Stonestreet will go before a judge on Wednesday morning.

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