David Lee Wehr
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - May 15, 2012
On Monday May 14th, Deputy Bryan Bishop was making a victim notification in the 1600 block of Rheinhardt Avenue when he observed a moped being operated on the roadway. The moped was being driven by a white male who was transporting a small boy who appeared to be falling off the back of the moped.
Deputy Bishop was able to stop the moped in the 1800 block of Culverson Ave to check the welfare of the child (seven years of age). Deputy Bishop was able to identify the driver as David Lee Wehr. While conducting a warrant check for Wehr, the computer system showed Wher as being a convicted sex offender. Wehr confirmed his status as a sex offender to Deputy Bishop.
Deputy Bishop contacted the Spencer County Sheriff's Office because Wehr had a Rockport, Indiana address. The Spencer County Sheriff's Office confirmed he was registered as a violent sexual predator. During the interview, Deputy Bishop asked Wehr about his relationship to the child and if the child's mother knew he was with him and if she was aware of his status as a sex offender. Wehr stated the mother did know and was not worried because his victims in the past were not boys.
Deputy Bishop then questioned Wehr as to how long he had been staying in Evansville and Wehr stated since Sunday, May 13. However, Wehr changed his story several times during the course of the interview.
Deputy Bishop then contacted Kelly Biggs, a friend of Wehr who he was residing with, and Asha Brockman, the child's mother and Wehr's grilfriend. Ms. Biggs stated Wehr had been staying with her for a couple weeks. When Ms. Brockman arrived, she stated she was aware of Wehr's past history and that he was registered in Spencer County as a sexual violent predator. Brockman also commented that she was not worried because Wehr never assaulted any boys.
Vanderburgh County Sex Offender Registry confirmed Wehr's registration status and requirements. Indiana statute requires that a sex offender, such as Wehr, has 72 hours to contact the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and provide notice of his temporary residence in Vanderburgh County.
Deputy Robinson confirmed that Wehr had not made any attempt to notify the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Wehr confirmed his knowledge of his requirement to notify the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office of his temporary residence and that he had been staying at Ms. Biggs residence for several days.
Wehr was arrested and transported to the Confinement Center.