Arrest Made in Landon Schroeder Drowning

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry

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.


  • ccg

    Yeah, don’t forget that gear! Seriously!? Wow. Prayers for you baby Landon.

    Current score: 21
  • 133×5+1

    Good thing the boy is pulling through…. this piece of trash needs to rot… Some people dont deserve to be parents!!!!

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  • mel

    I knew there was more to this story, I hope he rots n jail….what a POS, and now this poor baby is suffering because he is an idiot!! Keep doing great Landon, we r all praying for u, your such a strong little boy!

    Current score: 13
  • Kim

    Landon is awake and talking!! He is so lucky after this jerk risked his life like that by postponing treatment. There is a Facebook page with updates

    Current score: 7
  • Buff_Benching330

    He deserves be stoned to death

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    • bud

      and not in the good way ^^^

      Current score: 15
  • Worried

    If the father and soon to be step mother don’t file for custody I would be seriously surprised, The only way I can see the mother being able to keep him is to divorce this piece of crap (putting nicely), If she chooses him over her son that is seriously messed up. I know the father didn’t have much to do with him until the step mother came into the equation but seriously, he needs to obviously be in a safer environment. We (the community) are all worried and praying for a safe recovery right now but in the end someone is responsible, Lots of love and prayers Landon. Glad to hear you are doing better.

    Current score: 14
    • Num1

      That little boy mean the world to his mother! An she is the one who saved his life by rushing him to the hospital, if someone decides that want to be a father only when something go’s shows some serious priority issues!!!

      Current score: 1
  • http://northplattepost concernedauntie

    What kind of “step father” is that to not call an ambulance for a child… wow sure wouldn’t want my kid around that… Prayers go out to baby Landon… poor innocent lil boy

    Current score: 8
  • oh no…..

    I make my kids wear a life vest around any body of water. You never know what can happen. What a terrible person to deprive medical attention to a child. What the hell is wrong with people? Just do the right thing, have a sense of urgency!

    Current score: 7
  • ship shape

    This is the type of person that deserve’s the judgement and harshness that many other people guilty of far lesser offenses receive. Lets hear it NP. This guy deserves to feel the fear and pain that that innocent little boy experienced and continues to endure. There is no defense for this guy so if you are friends or family with excuses, save them because they are in vain and on fall on deaf ears. I guarantee it. I have sons and I have step-sons and I love each one greatly. Why would you let ANY child in your care stray from your attention, ESPECIALLY in an environment dangerous to them? Get your lazy ass out of your chair and keep an eye on the little ones!! If they want to venture or explore take your worthless behind with them.I’d love to hold you under water for a while. Piece of s***!!!

    Current score: 18
  • top notch

    Maybe All You Guys Talking Sh+# Should See All The Pain He Is In And The Hurt He Is Feeling And Know The Whole Story Before You Post Anything Typical North Platte Though Computer Tough People In This Town…And Always Talking Trash On Whoever They Can

    Current score: 4
  • ok

    You people are such judgemental aholes. Do you know the whole story or just what the post is portraying. I’m not saying he’s completely innocent but to say he deserves to rot in prison and stoned to death is pathetic. Mistakes happened. Lets just be grateful lil landon is thriving. Focus on the positive instead of dragging this man thru the dirt. You dont think he doesnt feel bad enough?

    Current score: 10
    • Really???

      He sure looks sad and regretful in his picture..smh

      Current score: 7
  • http://nppost.com Walleye

    Uhhhh>>>Seriously??

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  • ok

    Ya seriously. Stop being holier than thou. You people don’t know what went thru his mind…..Nor will you ever. So just stay on your high horse. Putting your negative opinions on a website won’t help anything. How about instead of throwing hate and blame around you throw some prayers Landons way. Or donations for his medical bills. Oh ya. It’s easier to talk sh%t than actually help.

    Current score: 10
    • gonzo

      I honestly don’t want to know what went through his mind, it definetly wasn’t what any caring human being would have had going through their mind. How many people would pull a child out of the water unconscious, pack up his gear, and just drive home? Wow

      Current score: 21
      • Praying for Landon

        the entire problem isnt what went or is going through his mind. Not only did he leave the child unattended, carry a lifeless body to the car, carry all his oh so important fishing gear to the car, refused to call medical help (911), take the child home first instead of the hospital… but afterwards… HE LIED to the police about what happened! The medical reports are what proved him to be a liar, and is the reason he is in jail. The child did not just have a “seizure” and fall under the water for a second, he was under the water for several minutes drowning! His lungs were filled with water, along with the rest of his body. When someone lets your child drown, and then neglects them of immediate lifesaving emergency medical care and attention, you let me know how you feel! This could have been any child! imagine being the responsible parent, sitting by, knowing that someone let this happen to your baby, and there is nothing you can do about it.

        Current score: 11
    • gunowner

      Many prayers are being sent for the innocent child. As for paying for the medicals bills, I’m sure all of us are helping, through taxes. And hopefully our tax dollars will pay for room and board for this lowlife for a long time.

      Current score: 10
  • DirtBagFree

    I have to poop

    Current score: 4
    • big bad

      your and idiot

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      • irony

        You’re an*

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  • Hmm

    Something smells fishy to me about this story, someone explain to me if the kid was not breathing while he supposed took his time and drove clear across town and then to the hospital which to my calculations would be at least 30 min how would the kid not be dead when they finally get to the hospital. Sounds to me like a typical small town law enforcement not giving the public all the information just to help build a case

    Current score: 4
    • Against child abuse/neglect

      The child was “revived” at the hospital.
      Please go sit at the bottom of a germ infested pond for appx 5-10 minutes (the amount this child was underwater), let your lungs and body fill with water, and see how well you can breathe, if at all.
      Once you complete this experiment and can relate with how little little one felt and the fear that was going through his mind… come back and comment. :)
      FYI: It is amazing how the human body works. A drowning victim’s body will go into shock, and cut off blood supply to everything except vital organs, which can keep the brain preserved for a long period of time. I believe it is the law, that even the “small town law enforcement” must report the truth on their press releases and investigations.
      Sounds to me like someone who is friends with the step-father, and doesnt want to see him get in trouble, is trying to make up their own uneducated guesses about what happened, and trying to blame the police for doing their job! 2 thumbs up for the North Platte Police Department, for caring enough to get to the bottom of this, and find justice for this little boy! :)
      BTW.. even murderers feel guilt and sorrow when they have been caught and are facing prison time. :)

      Current score: 9
  • christina

    It didn’t say he wasn’t breathing it said he was unconscious. And ANYBODY that has a sack to defend an irresponsible parent must be just as if not worse parents them selves. By defending this douche you are saying it’s ok to let a child almost die if not worse. How do you make this ok? The mf should feel bad. I say string him up by the neck and the other 2 posting comments that think it’s ok since the guy feels bad.

    Current score: 9
    • Hmm

      Oh I’m sorry you must have been there, because you obviously have all the detail to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty no need to go to court lets just start hanging everyone based on what the news says… All I am saying is that it seems to me we are not getting the whole story, it says he was unconscious when he took him out of the water, did he give him CPR and the child regain counsciousness idk cause they did not specify, perhaps he did and he thought he was fine so he went home, I am just saying before you pass judgement on people you may want to get ALL the facts not just bits and pieces. And also I am assuming that you have been in this same situation and know how you would react. I know how I think I would react but unless I am put in that situation, which hopefully I never will be, I have no idea how I would react. I am not defending anyone just saying I don’t have enough information to pass judgement on anyone, nor is it my place that is up to the legal system and more importantly God and shame on you for thinking it is your place when you have bits and pieces of a story and have no idea what really happened

      Current score: 6
      • christina

        I’m sure if i were there this d-bags body wouldn’t have been found to be put in jail. Sorry I’m an advocate for abused and exploited children and this to me appears to be a sure fine case of “hey let’s get rid of a nuisance child”. I’ve been where this innocent boy is and my parents were the same way but you got away with beating children when i was younger. But hey let’s not pass judgment because we were not there. Wake up it is Nebraska and this is an undercover “guilty until proven innocent state” and that my friend is why there are so many republicans here. There’s no need for a trial in Nebraska. Regardless if the state finds him guilty beyond a rationale doubt or he is set free with all accusations unfounded… this is a dead man walking. Oh please let God judge him sooo he can spend eternal life in the fiery depths of hell.

        Current score: 0
    • Against child abuse/neglect

      The child was “revived” at the hospital.
      Please go sit at the bottom of a germ infested pond for appx 5-10 minutes (the amount this child was underwater), let your lungs and body fill with water, and see how well you can breathe, if at all.
      Once you complete this experiment and can relate with how little little one felt and the fear that was going through his mind… come back and comment.
      FYI: It is amazing how the human body works. A drowning victim’s body will go into shock, and cut off blood supply to everything except vital organs, which can keep the brain preserved for a long period of time. I believe it is the law, that even the “small town law enforcement” must report the truth on their press releases and investigations.
      Sounds to me like someone who is friends with the step-father, and doesnt want to see him get in trouble, is trying to make up their own uneducated guesses about what happened, and trying to blame the police for doing their job! 2 thumbs up for the North Platte Police Department, for caring enough to get to the bottom of this, and find justice for this little boy!
      BTW.. even murderers feel guilt and sorrow when they have been caught and are facing prison time.

      ALSO… Go to the North Platte Sheriffs website and read the OFFICIAL report. :)
      Its not just the news saying so. Its the POLICE!!! :)

      Current score: 3
      • Hmm

        So why do we waste money with a judicial system if police are all we need to pass judgement. What happened was terrible but what people are saying here is horrible as well is it not out job to judge people without all the facts and a trial, leave it to the courts and God! And that is all I was saying.

        Current score: 2
      • Don’t believe everything you read

        It should be noted that Media Releases regardless of whether you get it directly from the sheriff or a 3rd party news outlet is not a full police report, they do not release that to the public I found that out myself the hard way when I realize they only released part of what I told them to the media

        Current score: 3
  • Lol

    Why would you take a three year old fishing for six hours? That’s a little bit odd too me

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  • 133×5+1

    Put on your capes and defend the pos….. TRUTH: there could be more to the story…. FACT: he still wasnt paying attenttion…… you think what he d
    id was “ok”…. Keep your cape clean :)

    Current score: 3
  • NPgrad89

    I will leave judgement of the stepfather to the courts and to God. I am just thankful that Landon is doing so well. It is a miracle he didn’t suffer lifelong damage from this ordeal. Landon’s parents have received a true miracle.

    Current score: 7
  • well…

    Honestly, words are words. Why bad mouth and criticize someone who you don’t know and on a case where you don’t know everything. I’m not sticking up for anyone and im not bad mouthing or criticizing anybody. Yeah, its an awful thing that happened to Landon. But look at what he’s overcoming and surviving, all of the progress he’s made since this tragedy. Turn your head at the bad in this situation and just be glad that Landon is going to live the long life he should be. Talking bad about his step father isn’t going to bring justice and its not going to make any difference on whether he’s guilty or not! Its sad that the public brings themselves down to that level. Its understandable to have strong opinions on stuff like this but voicing it for everyone to read isn’t going to change anything that’s happened. It just wastes energy being so angry at things you can’t change.

    Current score: 4
  • ugh…

    Keep up the good work Landon!!!

    Current score: 5
  • SmellsFishy

    Obviously if he went back for his gear and didn’t seek treatment, nothing about feeling for the child was going through his mind!! Pretty heartless if you’d ask me. No normal person would think of themselves over a child. Becoming Landons stepfather was saying he loved that boy and was ready for the responsibility to treat him as his own. This clearly proves he has no fathering abilities!! If you ask me, him doing everything wrong and thinking of himself makes me wonder if this “fishing” trip wasn’t intentional. Was being responsible too much?? I mean, a remote area that’s hard for others to see and 15 ft from shore. You can’t tell me he didn’t hear him struggle. What a POS of a human

    Current score: 5
  • AgainstStupidPpl

    Poor kid… this is why I dont want men around my kids…. theyre not very smart in this part of the country!

    Current score: 4
  • cpr

    If you perform CPR on someone and it revives them you would not assume all is well and go home that’s just stupid. Anytime you have to perform CPR you are to call 911 for assistance no matter what the case, there was no reason not to call for an ambulance even in a remote area you could still meet them at a main road.

    Current score: 1
  • christina

    “God this and God that” where the f¡©¿ was your God when this baby was left alone. Oh let me guess he was telling the kid to got into the water. Um probably not. He was probably on lunch break while this”awesome step dad” was holding this kids hand and helping him worm a hook right? Ok well there has been nothing said that this boy is not going to suffer long term affects. Maybe you should ask God if this baby will turn out to be normal. If you listen hard enough you might get an answer.

    Current score: 1
    • raven

      You know Christina, there must be someone’s god around if Landon’s still alive and just took a few steps the other day or I wouldn’t of known this..maybe you should open mouth, insert foot and permanently super glue it shut..every post here, you’re puttin in your two cents worth of sh*t in without you knowin what you’re talkin about..shut the hell up already cuz nobody wants to hear you

      Current score: 7
      • AgentPurple

        Hear, hear!

        Current score: 1
  • ok?

    Christina,
    SHUT UP! enough said

    Current score: 5