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.

10 Responses to Huntingburg man arrested for neglect after cage found in closet of his home

  1. Andrew October 5, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    Sounds like he may be spending some time in a cage himself…….

  2. G. Painter October 5, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    And we think this only happens in the big city.

  3. Linda Mullen Clevenger October 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    Who’s the dentist? Which one?
    I mean, it doesn’t really matter, except I’m left wondering if an educated man (the dentist) would cage his son.

  4. R. L. October 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    What about the other 9 children he has? Did he place them in a cage too?

  5. Melanie Kessinger-Menser October 5, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    You shouldn’t assume only uneducated people abuse their kiddos:(

  6. Pacito_angeles October 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

    Why does the article say Dr. he is no longer a Doctor. I mean as soon as his mugshot was taken, he knew all that money he spent on school went down the drain. That’s why he’s looking into the camera and slightly smirking. He knows it’s over.

  7. Rita Becker Forler October 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    I’m praying for Dr. Friz, his family and the truth to be revealed. Accusations bind people. Truth sets all free.

  8. Nameless Individual October 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    He likes seeing his own children behind bars. Pressed charges on his own son a few years ago… Goes to show, Karma does work.

  9. Dana Delphia October 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    Hope he gets what’s coming to him while he’s locked in “his” cage. Get him Bubba.

  10. Ana Hernandez October 9, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    I am sure he had a good reason, even locking him in his room for his own safety would get you in trouble these days, take the power out of the hands of the parents and give it to the child,then they can threaten you to get their way, teenagers suck, and this generation is the worst, disobedient, self serving, entitled, spoiled cupcakes this world has ever known, never call the cops on your kids, they always blame the parent that these kids are out of control, it is societies new “rules” that give them the power to do what they will, what they needed and couldn’t get is a good arse whipping, and a healthy respect for a parents authority, like I had, those days are gone, don’t spank your child ,etc, generation lost. so sad