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Lt. Randy Sherer
Lafayette Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20th, 2021
Lafayette Police Arrest Man After Locating Missing Child
On April 19th, at 6:58pm, the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2400-blk of Main Street to investigate the report of a missing endangered nine-year-old juvenile female. The mother of the missing child indicated that her daughter had been missing for approximately 30 minutes before the police were notified. It was reported that the resident of 714 Park Court, made comments about seeing the child in the time frame after she was reported missing.
Officers contacted the resident of 714 Park Ct, James Chadwell (42). A search of the residence was conducted, and the child was located inside the home. There were visible signs of injury on the child to include bruising on her body, and an injury on her lower leg that was consistent with a dog bite. The child was transported to the hospital for further medical treatment and evaluation.
James Chadwell was arrested for Criminal Confinement, and is currently being held at the Tippecanoe County Jail. This incident is still under investigation and no further details are available at this time. Anyone with any additional information about this investigation is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200, or through the anonymous WeTIP hotline at 800-78-CRIME.