A Logansport couple is facing numerous charges relating to battery and neglect of a dependent after incidents involving a 13-year-old, court records indicate.

According to charging information filed through Cass Superior Court 2, Carl Alvin Knipe Sr., 32, is facing level 5 felony counts of battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years of age, battery by means of a deadly weapon, neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury and a level 6 felony count of battery by bodily waste.

His wife, Casey Louise Knipe, 33, is facing a level 5 felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury.

Court records for Carl Knipe Sr. outlined each count in detail, accusing Knipe of caused injury to the 13-year-old on or about Nov. 20 by firing an airsoft pistol at him, which "endangered the dependent's life or health." Those same records also indicated police believe Carl Knipe Sr. knowingly put bodily waste on the 13-year-old and forced the child to consume feces.

As for Casey Knipe's charging information, records indicated police believe she knowingly put the 13-year-old in a dangerous situation. It also stated that she failed to intervene or notify authorities.

Initial hearings for both Carl Knipe Sr. and Casey Knipe are set for this morning in Cass Superior Court 2.

Cass County Deputy Prosecutor Noah Schafer said at this time the Knipes do not have an attorney, but that issue will be addressed at those hearings.

They are currently being held at the Cass County Jail on $2,000 cash bond.

Reach Kim Dunlap at kim.dunlap@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5150.

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