Schlitterbahn co-owner headed back to Kansas

Jeffery Henry. (Photo courtesy of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office and The Associated Press)

Jeffery Wayne Henry, the co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, is headed back to Kansas this morning.

We’ve learned that Henry was picked up by Kansas authorities around 5 a.m.

Last week, a Cameron County judge ruled that Kansas authorities needed to pick up Henry or an additional hearing would have been held today.

Last month, a Kansas grand jury indicted Henry in connection to the death of a 10-year-old boy.

Henry was indicted in Kansas on charges of murder, aggravated battery and five counts of aggravated endangering of a child.

According to the Associated Press, Henry's arrest follows a Kansas grand jury's indictment last week of the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, and its former operations director, Tyler Austin Miles, on 20 felony charges. They included a single count of involuntary manslaughter over the death of Caleb Schwab in 2016.

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