A Kalamazoo man who was considered a person of interest in a homicide appeared in court Friday for a bond hearing as the 911 calls of the body found were released.
Anthony Ozomaro, 32, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after a Kalamazoo judge ruled he violated the terms of his bond. He was considered a person of interest after the body of Nikkole Riojas, 35, was found in the bedroom of a home on Kalamazoo’s east side. He has not been charged in connection with her death.
911 call: "And her boyfriend was here yesterday. He came in last night.”
Ozamaro is the father of two children with Riojas. On March 8, he ran from police and hid inside a vacant house for hours before finally surrendering himself.
Court records show Ozomaro was charged with two separate domestic violence offenses against Riojas in the past six months.
911 dispatcher: "Is she breathing?
Neighbor: “No, ma'am, hurry up. Her kids are here."
Police said four young kids told neighbors to call 911, because their 35-year-old mom was in trouble. Officers responded around 11:30 a.m. Friday to a house in the 5000 block of Charles Street.
Neighbor: "Yes, please we've got blood everywhere. There's blood everywhere ma'am."
When police tried to pull over Ozomaro they said he drove off, ditched his car and fled on foot to an abandoned house on West North Street.
Police surrounded the house, shut down several blocks and caused a lockdown at a local elementary school.
He surrounded to police after several hours and was taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail where he awaited charges of fleeing and eluding and a bond violation, which the judge ruled he violated on Friday.