Accused murderer makes first appearance in court

Kyle Schneider appeared in court Monday morning. The Huntingburg man is accused of murdering Chloie Lubbehusen.

Accused murderer Kyle Schneider had few words to say in his first appearance at in the Dubois County Circuit Court on Monday.

In a preliminary hearing that was continued to Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Schneider was given the probable cause affidavit of the preliminary investigation into the incident that occurred last Friday morning.

While reading the file, Judge Nathan Verkamp asked Schneider if he would need the court to appoint an attorney or would he seek his own counsel.

“I’ll take an attorney,” Schneider said.

“Are you requesting the court appoint you an attorney,” Verkamp inquired.

“Yes, sir,” Schneider replied.

Verkamp appointed Tim Demotte as pauper counsel and then convened court until the Wednesday continuance.

According to the court documents, Schneider was arrested after Dubois County Dispatch received a call about a female found bleeding on the front porch of a residence at 5870 East County Road 650 East near St. Anthony at 8:26 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. The call was made by a neighbor.

The first Dubois County deputy on scene found the female identified as Chloie Lubbehusen, 23, in the front entrance of the home bleeding from her face with first responders tending to her. While clearing the home of potential suspects, the deputy located a bloody knife in the living room.

First responders transported Lubbehusen to Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. According to the Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch, preliminary autopsy results indicate she bled to death from her injuries.

At the scene, based on interviews with the neighbors, deputies determined Kyle Schneider may have been involved in the incident and began searching for him. The neighbors stated that they had seen Schneider moving quickly between their truck and the house apparently naked after their front drive alarm was activated.

The neighbors attempted to contact Lubbehusen by text but didn’t get a response so the neighbor’s wife decided to check on her. When she went outside, she told police she saw Lubbehusen’s body on the porch in a pool of blood. She called 911 as she ran back to the residence to get her husband.

As police were searching the area, Indiana State Police Detective Brock Werne and Dubois County Deputy Chris Faulkenberg went into the neighbor’s garage for a second time. It had already been searched by Faulkenberg and another deputy but when Faulkenberg entered the garage a second time, he noticed a set of keys on the floor of the garage and he and Werne began carefully going through the room ordering that if someone was in there, they should come out with their hands up. As they searched, Faulkenberg located Schneider laying on the floor of the garage naked except for a pair of socks.

According to Indiana State Police detective Brock Werne, Faulkenberg ordered Schneider to show his hands to which Schneider stated, “do not shoot me, I want to tell you my side of the story.” The officers observed Schneider’s hands were bloody, according to court documents.

While Schneider was in custody, deputies noted he made several voluntary utterances indicating he was involved in what happened to Lubbehusen.

Deputies then took Schneider to Memorial Hospital to be medically cleared before booking him into the Dubois County Security Center. While there, deputies attempted to interview Schneider but he allegedly continued to yell and make incoherent and nonsensical statements. He did tell authorities he and Lubbehusen had an altercation.

After being medically cleared, Schneider was booked into the security center on a preliminary murder charge. In a subsequent interview with Dubois County Sheriff’s Department Detective/Sergeant Jesus Monarrez on Saturday, January 12, Schneider allegedly admitted to stabbing Lubbehusen several times but did not give an explanation for his actions, according to court documents.

The Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney’s office requested a continuance of the preliminary hearing to continue to evaluate the case to determine what charges should be filed. Judge Verkamp granted the continuance to Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

One Response to Accused murderer makes first appearance in court

  1. chris Stewphens January 16, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

    this man has had to many chances by this county.