Details emerge in St. Anthony-area murderJanuary 14, 2019
By BILL POWELL
ST. ANTHONY — The suspect in the Friday morning murder that took the life of 23-year-old Chloie E. Lubbehusen of Huntingburg made an initial appearance Monday in Dubois Circuit Court.
That suspect, Kyle D. Schneider, 27, 2010 Lincoln Drive, Huntingburg, allegedly admitted to stabbing Lubbehusen multiple times, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case. Police said he did not give a motive for his actions, according to the court document.
Jasper Attorney Timothy DeMotte was appointed to represent Schneider in Dubois Circuit Court. His initial hearing was then continued to Wednesday afternoon. Schneider was returned to the Dubois County Security Center, where he has been lodged without bond since being taken into custody near the scene of the murder Friday.
A 911 call reporting a woman found bleeding on the porch of a residence in the 5800 block of County Road 650E was received at 8:26 a.m. Friday. Court documents indicate Lubbehusen was unclad and had suffered multiple stab wounds, cuts and skull fractures.
As first responders tended to the victim, an Indiana State Police trooper and Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputies began searching for a potential suspect.
A neighbor told police a driveway alarm’s activation at approximately 8 a.m. prompted her to look out windows to see if she saw anyone outside, according to court documents.
The affidavit indicates Schneider, who was naked except for a pair of socks, was spotted outside. The neighbor told police she heard someone try to open her front door and bang on it so she looked out a window and saw Schneider outside.
The woman immediately went to get her husband, according to court documents. The female neighbor also indicated she found the victim laying on the porch in a pool of blood. She immediately covered her up with a blanket, ran back to her residence to get her husband and placed the 911 call.
It was 21 degrees at the time and the woman’s husband is reported to have moved Lubbehusen inside. The husband also reported searching the victim’s residence unsuccessfully for Schneider. He and his wife remained with the victim until police arrived, according to court documents.
Police located Schneider in a garage at the scene that had previously been swept by officers. Court documents indicated Schneider was laying on the floor of the garage and reportedly had blood on both of his hands.
Schneider is described as very agitated, angry and disoriented in the affidavit.
Lubbehusen was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
Schneider, who allegedly made statements about a medical condition, was also taken to the hospital to be medically cleared. While there, after being advised of his Miranda rights, he reportedly yelled incoherently, stated he had had an altercation with Lubbehusen but stated he did not remember anything that happened, according to the affidavit.
Court records indicate that, in June 2018, Schneider was sentenced for Level 6 felony domestic battery in Dubois County. In September, 2018, he was charged with Level 6 felony domestic battery and misdemeanor interference with the reporting of a crime in Perry County in a case that has yet to be disposed by the court.
Schneider was also convicted of Class B felony burglary in Dubois County in 2011 and was prohibited from possessing a firearm as a result. In April, 2018, while the Huntingburg Police Department was serving a Kentucky warrant for trafficking marijuana on Schneider, officers allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana. A search of the Huntingburg residence allegedly resulted in the discovery of a .380-caliber pistol, marijuana, a digital scale, multiple plastic baggies, $7,617 in U.S. currency and smoking devices.
Schneider is charged with Level 4 felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and misdemeanor dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia as a result of that earlier case. Authorities are also seeking forfeiture of the currency seized at the time of the April arrest.
Lubbehusen’s obituary indicates she graduated from Southridge High School in 2013. The obituary described Lubbehusen as an amazing artist who left behind lots of drawings and paintings to enjoy and cherish. She was also determined and a hard worker, it stated.
As a memorial fundraiser for their classmate, members of the Southridge Class of 2013 have started a GoFundMe campaign.
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