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The Latest: Report says water park company co-owner arrested

TOPEKA, Kansas. – The Latest news about the criminal case arising from a 10-year-old boy to death on a giant slide, a Kansas City water park (all times are local):

5:15 pm

A newspaper report says the co-owner of the company that is a Kansas water park has been arrested in connection with a criminal proceeding arising from a 10-year-old boy to death on a giant slide.

The Kansas City Star reports that Schlitterbahn water Parks and Resorts co-owner Jeffery Henry was arrested Monday in Cameron County, Texas. A captain in the local sheriff’s department told the newspaper that Henry was arrested by U. S. marshals on a Kansas warrant.

A grand jury in Kansas city last week indicted for the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, and its former director of operations on 20 felony counts. They included involuntary manslaughter more than in August 2016, the death of the 10-year-old Caleb Schwab.

The boy was beheaded during the drive, which was announced as the world’s largest water slide.

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4:15 pm

A Kansas water park, the operator said that it will re-open as planned this spring and aggressive to contest criminal charges arising from a 10-year-old boy to death on a large slide.

Schlitterbahn water Parks and Resorts said in a statement Monday that a grand jury indictment’s claim that the 2016 accident was foreseeable is “beyond the pale of speculation.”

The company has also promised to respond to the allegations in the indictment “point for point” in the coming weeks.

A Wyandotte County grand jury indicted the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, and former executive Tyler Miles on 20 felony charges. Miles’ lawyers also said that he is innocent.

The charges are involuntary manslaughter in the death of Caleb Schwab in August 2016. He was beheaded on the Verruckt water slide is touted as the world’s largest.

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