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Shortly after 3 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2019 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address in Grandin Pointe mobile home complex on the northwest side of Evansville in reference to the report of child abuse. The 911 caller reported to Central Dispatch that a neighbor was “beating her kids”! They further advised that one of the female children was bleeding and had visible bite marks.

Deputies arrived to find two juvenile female victims (ages 8 and 10) that were safe in the reporter’s residence. One juvenile victim had bruising around her eye and stated that her mother punched her in the face. She had a cut on her knee, a bite mark, and told deputies that her mother had dragged her by the hair. The other juvenile victim had bruising to her temple area, bite marks, a cut on her foot, and also reported that she had been dragged by the hair.

When deputies interviewed the children’s mother, Heather Biehl (41), she was extremely intoxicated and belligerent. Biehl refused to answer any questions regarding her children’s injuries and even seemed unaware of where her daughters were at the time. Biehl was arrested for battery with serious injury on a victim less than 14 years of age (level three felony), domestic battery on a victim less than 14 years of age (level six felony), and two counts of child neglect (level six felony). While transporting Biehl to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center, Biehl told one of the deputies that she was going to kill him.  Biehl Specifically indicated that she was going to shoot the deputy with her AR-15 rifle. Biehl was further charged with intimidation on a law enforcement officer, which is a level six felony.

The juvenile victims were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further medical evaluation. The investigation is ongoing by the Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana Department of Child Services.

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