An arrest has been made in the case of Landon Shcroeder, a three-year-old boy who nearly drowned.
On Friday, May 10, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested the boy’s stepfather, Trevor Perry, and charged him with Felony Child Abuse.
Through an extensive investigation, Deputies learned that Perry took Landon to a remote fishing spot near North Platte, where they fished from 12:00 p.m. until at least 6:30 p.m.
According to a Deputies, at some point during the day, Perry became inattentive for an extended period of time. He eventually found Landon underwater about 15 feet from the shoreline.
Perry told Investigators that Landon was not conscious when he removed him from the pond.
Authorities say Perry did not call for assistance, instead, he walked Landon to his vehicle, loaded his property and drove to his residence.
Landon’s mother immediately recognized that Landon was in great distress and immediately took him to Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Landon was then transferred to a Denver hospital via helicopter.
Perry was booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Child Abuse is a Class II Felony in the State of Nebraska.
Landon remains in critical condition. According to family members, he has been removed from life support and is breathing on his own.