Velpen Woman Arrested After Attempting to Take Child

A complaint led to the arrest of a Velpen woman after she tried to forcibly take a child from a residence.

Jasper Police were called to the Camelot Inn along State Road 64 just after noon Robin Eckertyesterday on a report of a woman who was causing a disturbance. Police say 45-year-old Robin Eckert of Velpen had forced her way into unit 358, grabbed a 3 year old girl and took her out of the apartment. The baby’s father was able to forcefully take back the child before police arrived.

Eckert was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center. She faces a Class D felony for residential entry and a Class C felony for criminal confinement.