News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 22, 2013

Father arrested on battery, neglect charges

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute father faces an allegation of neglect of a dependent after he allegedly failed to call 911 after finding out his teenage child tried to overdose on pills.

Robert Hughes, 48, was arrested Sunday after police were called to his residence in the 2100 block of Beech Street. He appeared Monday morning in Vigo Superior Court 1 where Judge John Roach found probable cause for his arrest on suspicion of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury.

Detective Travis Chessir of the Terre Haute Police Department stated in court that a neighbor called 911 reporting that the teen had taken pills after the argument with Hughes. The father had allegedly knocked the child down and locked the child out of the house. When police arrived, they found the child in medical distress. The child was taken to a local hospital and was then airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital for additional treatment.

Chessir said Hughes admitted to battering the child and said he left the area on foot and did not call 911 to seek help for the child.

Roach set bail at $35,000 cash only. Hughes is to return to court Thursday for filing of formal charges.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at 40 Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Thousands at Peace Rally in Tel Aviv Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Deadly Ebola Virus Threatens West Africa Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Raw: Sirens After Explosions in Israel Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News