Owner of waterpark where boy died probed over home dispute

FILE - This April 4, 2018 file booking photo provided by the Wyandotte County Detention Center, shows Jeff Henry, co-owner of the Schlitterbahn water park, who is charged in a 10-year-old boy's decapitation death on a 17-story waterslide that was promoted as the world's largest. New Braunfels, Texas, police say a woman reported Thursday, April 5, that Henry had threatened her. Henry has not been charged. (Wyandotte County Detention CenterCenter via AP, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The co-owner of a Kansas waterpark where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a raft ride is being investigated in Texas over a confrontation with people in his home.

New Braunfels, Texas, police say a woman reported Thursday that Jeff Henry had threatened her. Henry has not been charged.

Henry co-owns Schlitterbahn Water Parks and Resorts and is charged with murder in the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab, who died on a waterslide when his raft went airborne and hit an overhead loop. Henry made his first court appearance in Kansas and flew back to Texas on Thursday.

Defence attorney Ron Barroso tells KSHB-TV when Henry arrived at his home he discovered people staying there had burglarized and ransacked it. He says Henry confronted them, which prompted the woman's call to police.

Barroso says Henry plans to file charges.

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Information from: KSHB-TV, http://www.kshb.com


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