In Cloverdale, Indiana, a 24-year-old man has been arrested for child neglect after two children under his care were found playing in the street, dirty and clad only in diapers.
We have the latest on the arrest of Robert Henline, what is happening with the kids, and where their mother was during the arrest.
Playing in the Street in Diapers
On Sunday (April 15), a neighbor of Henline’s, spotted two children, aged at two and three, playing out in the street. They were wearing nothing but their diapers. Before the police arrived, Henline brought the children inside their residence at 314 Someday Way in Stardust Hills on the northwest side of Cloverdale.
Indiana State Police Master Trooper Troy Sunier arrived at the residence and discovered a home allegedly unfit for children. According to Trooper Sunier, the home was filthy, with a strong smell of urine and feces.
There was trash strewn across the home, including food and old diapers. Police also stated that there were numerous hazards for children to pick up, like kitchen instruments.
Three Children and an Arrest
It was also discovered that there were not only the two children who were spotted on the street, but also a third child, aged four months, found in the home.
Henline was arrested for a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of neglect of a dependent. His wife, and mother of the children, along with the Department of Child Services located places for the children to stay while their living situation and parents’ charges were sorted out.
What We Know about Henline, and Possible Future Charges
Robert Joseph Henline is 24 years old and a resident of Cloverdale, Indiana. His occupation is currently unknown. According to his Facebook profile, he is married to Terri Henline, who appears to be the mother of the three children.
The couple has been married since May 27, 2017, but seem to have been together for a much longer period of time. Terri Henline’s social media profile lists her current job at a Walmart Distribution Center in Greencastle, Indiana.
Currently, she has not been charged with any crimes herself, but it is expected that she will be facing similar charges to that of her husband in the near future, as both adults lived in the allegedly neglectful environment.