Pike County – Indiana State Police arrested a Pike County Man yesterday afternoon after a criminal investigation revealed he allegedly battered his one-year-old son earlier this month.
Indiana State Police Detective Brad Chandler initiated a criminal investigation on August 19 after receiving information a one-year-old boy had severe bruising on the side of his face. According to Detective Chandler, the child’s father, David Huffer, 29, was watching his son at home on August 15. Huffer was playing video games while his son was taking a nap. Huffer allegedly battered his son after he woke up and started crying. The child’s mother was not at home at the time of the alleged incident.
After reviewing the investigation the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Huffer. Yesterday afternoon at approximately 4:00, Trooper Hunter Manning and Deputy Dallas Killian arrested Huffer without incident at his residence in Velpen. He was taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
Arrested and Charges:
- David W. Huffer, 29, Velpen, IN
- Neglect of a Dependent, Level 5 Felony
- Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony
- Battery on a Person less than 14 years of age, Class 5 Felony
Investigating Officer: Detective Brad Chandler, Indiana State Police