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Man says he broke into home to kidnap infant

Charles R. Cornelius (Source: LMDC) Charles R. Cornelius (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man has been charged with burglary after he broke into a home and fought with the family who lived there. Police say it was because he going to kidnap a young child from the home.

Around 3:20 a.m. June 7 Louisville Metro Police were called to a home in the 4300 block of Taylorsville Road about a burglary that was still in progress. According to homeowners, Charles R. Cornelius, 27, broke the latch on the back gate to get into the yard and used a baseball bat to break out a bathroom window to get into the house.

Once inside, Cornelius was confronted by one of the residents in the kitchen who said he was armed with a frying pan and was looking for another woman who lived there and said "just give me the baby." The homeowners called police and started to try and subdue Cornelius.

Once in custody, Cornelius told police he had come there to kidnap the 10-month old child who lived there. He told officers he was sure it was his baby, but the courts wouldn't grant him a DNA test.

The mother of the child said she hadn't been involved with Cornelius for years and there was no way the baby was his child.

Cornelius was booked at Louisville Metro Corrections on one count of burglary.

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