Huntingburg man arrested for neglect after cage found in closet of his home
Deputies made two arrests after being called to a rural Huntingburg address for the report of an unruly juvenile Wednesday morning.
Deputies responded to the report of a juvenile being out of control at the residence at 5275 W. County Road 700S at about 10:40. After making contact with the juvenile, deputies requested assistance from the Dubois County Office of Family and Children Services. After an interview was completed with the juvenile, a search warrant for the property was granted by the Dubois County Circuit Court.
Deputies took the juvenile’s father Alan Friz, 57, of the same address, a Huntingburg dentist, into custody after completing their interview with the juvenile.
Deputies returned to the property at 5 p.m. to execute the search warrant. Indiana State Police were also asked to assist with the search of the residence. During the search, officers found that a closet in a bedroom in the residence had been turned into a lockable cage. Police allege the juvenile had been kept in it for extended periods of time. Deputies were told the juvenile was locked in the closet cage during the overnight hours and possibly other times.
Friz was preliminarily charged with a Level 5 felony count of neglect of a dependent and a Level 6 felony county of criminal confinement. He is currently being held without bond pending a court appearance in Dubois Circuit Court.
While searching the residence, a man identified as Kenneth L. Le Fevre, 24, arrived and told deputies he rented a room at the residence. He became very disruptive, according to police, and was asked to leave the property by deputies. He refused to leave and had to be physically removed by deputies.
According to police, they gave Le Fevre multiple opportunities to leave and warned him he would be arrested if he didn’t comply. He would not leave and his actions made the scene very chaotic so deputies took him into custody.
Le Fevre was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement as Class A Misdemeanor. He is currently being held on a $500 bond.