Man who Allegedly Attacked his Family Charged with Murder

Eyewitness News has obtained the arrest affidavit of the Vanderburgh County man accused of attacking his wife and daughters in Darmstadt Monday.

According to the affidavit, when deputies entered the home at 425 Shillington Drive, the suspect Clint Loehrlein, 54, had a knife. Sheriff Dave Wedding said deputies told Loehrlein to drop it, and that's when he began cutting himself. The affidavit says the deputies used force to disarm Loehrlein. He was taken to St. Mary's for his injuries.

In the affidavit, deputies say they found a .38 caliber revolver and two knives inside the home.

The body of Clint's wife, Sherry Loehrlein, 52, was also found in the home. The Vanderburgh County Coroner said the autopsy identified a single gunshot wound to her back.

Both daughters, Cynthia and Nicole Loehrlein, say they were also attacked by their father.

Court documents say deputies found Nicole inside the home with multiple serious bodily injuries and was taken to Deaconess Hospital. Nicole reported hearing gun shots and says she was shot by her father.

The other daughter, Cynthia, was reportedly located at a neighbor's house. Deputies say Cynthia was shot and stabbed multiple times, but was somehow able to get out of the house and go to a neighbor who called 911. The affidavit reports Cynthia was then rushed to Deaconess Hospital. She reportedly told the neighbor her injuries were inflicted by her father.

Sheriff Wedding said Loehrlein hunted down his family inside the home.

When interviewed at hospital, Loehrlein reportedly told investigators he did not remember what happened.

Loehrlein is charged with murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm as a level 3 felony, and resisting law enforcement as a class A misdemeanor.  He is currently under guard at the hospital. Once he is released, he will be booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.


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