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Schlitterbahn co-owner booked in jail; posts bond

Posted at 11:08 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 13:41:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks that was indicted last month on several charges including reckless second-degree murder posted bond from the Wyandotte County Jail Wednesday morning.

Jeff Henry arrived in Kansas City, Kan. overnight to be booked into the jail on the charges, which stem from the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab.

After he was booked, Henry posted a $500,000 bond. 

His attorney, Carl Cornwell, met with reporters outside the jail Wednesday morning.

“What they are trying to do with my client is say, ‘He just didn’t give a damn, that he didn’t give a damn about anyone sliding down that water slide,’” Cornwell said.

Cornwell added he doesn’t think the criminal charges have any connection to the fact that Caleb’s father, Scott Schwab is a Kansas lawmaker. Cornwell also reiterated that Henry and company officials thought this case was over when it was addressed in a civil case.

Henry is scheduled to appear before a Wyandotte County District Court Judge Thursday afternoon.