1 dead, 2 hurt following St. Henry hostage situation

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A death investigation is underway at a residence east of St. Henry on County Road 50W.

From Local Sources

ST. HENRY — One person is dead and two females victims were injured following a hostage situation near St. Henry this morning.

The Dubois County Sheriff's Department along with the Ferdinand Police Department responded to the report of an intruder in the Ferdinand Township area at approximately 2:40 a.m. this morning.


Police say three victims were located at the residence east of St. Henry on County Road 50W, including a deceased male, and two injured female victims.

Police say Jeffrey D. Perry, 37, of Ferdinand was found dead at the scene of multiple stab wounds.

Police took Kyle N. Popplewell, 25, into custody on charges of burglary, battery with serious bodily injury, criminal confinement, two counts of rape and murder.

One of the female victims was being held hostage when police arrived, they reported.

At approximately 5:40 a.m., officers made entry into the home and took Popplewell into custody.

The two injured females were taken to Memorial Hospital and have been released.

Police say the situation is still being investigated and families are being notified. They say names will be released at a later time.

Agencies that have been involved include the Dubois County Coroner's Office, Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Ferdinand Police Department, Indiana State Police, St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.

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