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The man Campbell police are searching for after he made sexual advances to his live-in girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter then eluded an hour-long police search was convicted five years ago for beating his then live-in girlfriend and holding her against her will inside their home.
Campbell police said they are still searching for Deletaire White, 30. Police said he made sexual advances towards the girl, then was chased by police into a wooded area near Gladstone Street and U.S. Route 422.
Police said he ran into the woods with a shotgun and heard a loud boom. They later found a shotgun they believe was White’s about a block away from the woods on Courtland Avenue.
Police from several different agencies surrounded the woods.
Investigators are still determining what charges they will file against White.
White, according to reports, was sentenced to two years probation on reduced charges of attempted abduction and domestic violence for holding his then-live-in-girlfriend inside their Youngstown home and repeatedly beating her.
White, who was originally charged with kidnapping, held a 34-year-old woman inside their 2020 Stewart Ave. home. She told police White punched her in the face, choked her and refused to allow to leave the home or make any phone calls.
The woman suffered a swollen face and scratches around her right eye.
The woman sent a handwritten note to the principal of Legacy Academy on Feb. 19, 2009 that said she was being held against her will and needed help. The principal contacted police, who went to White’s home.
Police broke down the door and apprehended White.
White ended up breaking terms of his probation on the case when he was charged by Boardman police on Jan. 19, 2011 for stealing a cell phone from a Radio Shack in Liberty and a car from a man he sold heroin to.
Reports said when officers found him in Boardman trying to activate the cell phone at a Sprint store, he lied about his name and said he found the cell phone on Youngstown’s South Side the day before.
Investigators eventually found he was using the identity of the man whose car he was driving. Reports said White said he had the car because he traded its owner 2.5 grams of heroin for the vehicle.
He was eventually sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to a receiving stolen property charge.
Court records show he was charged with domestic violence two other times, theft and criminal trespassing since 2005.