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Trevor I. Perry
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Landon Schroeder in the Denver hospital Wednesday, with father Billy Nichelson and Nichelson's fiance, Ashley Barraclough.

Trevor Perry was charged Thursday night with domestic assault of his step-mother, his second abuse charge in less than a week. This follows a May 10 charge of child abuse in the near fatal drowning of three-year-old Landon Schroeder.

Perry was out of jail on the child abuse charge, after paying the required 10 percent of a $150,000 bond, when he was charged with assaulting his 61-year-old step-mother.

After Perry was arrested again Thursday, his bond was set at $500,000.

Police went to a house in the 300 block of West First around 8 p.m. Thursday night, where a woman said her step-son Trevor assaulted her. The two live together, according to the police report.

The woman told police that Perry appeared to be drunk or under the influence of something, but he wanted to drive. The woman tried to talk him out of it. She told police that she offered to give him a ride but he refused, so she tried to take his keys.

When she did, he bit her on the arm, causing visible injury, then drove off.

Police found Perry a short time later. His vehicle was parked in the 1500 block of West 10th and Perry was arrested without incident. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, police spokesman John Deal said.

Perry is also charged with violating the terms of his release on the previous charge.

In court Friday, he asked for a public defender.

Information wanted

As part of a criminal investigation regarding the near-drowning death of Landon Schroeder on May 6, the Lincoln County Sheriff said Thursday he is looking for information from boaters who may have been in the area.

Investigators would like to talk to anyone who was on the larger of two lakes in kayaks or small boats from noon to 6:30 p.m. on that afternoon.

The lakes/ponds are located east of the Newberry/US Highway 30 overpass that crosses the railroad tracks. The lakes are north of the tracks.

Anyone who has any information is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 308-535-9519 or 308-535-9599.


Landon Schroeder, 3, was found unconsious in a North Platte fishing pond on the afternoon of May 6, where he'd spent the afternoon with his stepfather, Trevor Perry.

Perry told investigators he took the unconsious boy home, and his mother rushed him to the hospital. An emergency medical team at Great Plains Regional Medical Center rescusitated Landon, and he was flown to Denver by helicopter, kept alive by life support equipment.

Landon was put into a medically induced coma. His heart stopped on the flight to Denver Children's Hospital, but he was revived.

Full recovery

His family asked for prayers and thousands of people responded.

Schroeder began to come around Wednesday, and he made relatively steady progress since. He walked a few steps on Sunday, May 12, and started to talk in full sentences the next day.

By Wednesday, he seemed back to normal, a family member said on the facebook page "Prayers for Landon."

On Thursday, Schroeder was released from the hospital. He was expected to arrive in North Platte on Friday.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/17/2013
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