LAFAYETTE, Ind. — James Brian Chadwell II — the guy accused of abducting and assaulting a 9-year-aged girl — lost a combat Wednesday night inside of his jail cell, in accordance to Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Chadwell, 42, and another inmate, Quentin Jackson Jr., 25, received into a combat about 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s place of work.
Chadwell acquired small accidents to his face and was taken care of by the jail healthcare personnel, according to the sheriff’s workplace.
Deputies investigated the battle, and the scenario will be sent to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Business office for evaluation and feasible expenses.
Jackson, who is suspected of owning nude pics of his 17-year-aged girlfriend on his phone, experienced been booked into the jail about an hour prior to the fight, according to jail documents.
Chadwell had been in jail because April 19, when law enforcement located a 9-calendar year-outdated woman bare and overwhelmed in his basement at 714 Park Ave., in accordance to prosecutors, who billed him with tried murder, child molesting, tried kid molesting, kidnapping, felony confinement, battery ensuing in critical bodily injury and strangulation.
Prosecutors also filed a sentence-boosting demand of being an habitual offender, which, if guilty, could add amongst six and 20 a long time to Chadwell’s sentence.
The girl experienced been reported missing by her mother and father about 7 p.m. April 19. She’d been missing about 30 minutes.
A knock on Chadwell’s doorway by police officers interrupted his sexual assault of the girl he had locked in his basement, forcing him to promptly dress and answer the door, according to prosecutors.
Chadwell lured the girl into his residence so she could pet his puppies, but the moment within, he started hitting her and strangling her, prosecutors stated in the probable cause affidavit.
When Chadwell spoke with officers at his front door, he authorized them to search his residence, and officers located the basement door with a chain lock connected.
Downstairs in the basement, officers identified the female crying. She explained to her rescuers that Chadwell tried to eliminate her, in accordance to prosecutors.
She had bruises to her head, arms and legs. She also experienced strangulation marks on her neck and canine bite marks on her leg, according to prosecutors.
Carroll County sheriff’s detectives carry on to investigate whether or not Chadwell is a individual of fascination in the 2017 abduction and killing of 14-12 months-old Libby German and 13-12 months-outdated Abby Williams.
The Delphi eighth-graders have been hiking on the trails east of Delphi on an unseasonably heat Feb. 13, 2017, when their killer pressured them off the trails near the Monon Substantial Bridge, an deserted railroad trestle.
The girls’ bodies were uncovered Feb. 14, 2017, about a fifty percent mile east of the bridge in a secluded place on the financial institutions of the Deer Creek.
Law enforcement have not released details about how the ladies died, and their killer has not been apprehended.
On Thursday, Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby declined to comment on the investigation into Chadwell as a feasible suspect.
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