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Former PCSP officer charged with battery in connection with infant's injuries

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A former Porter County Sheriff’s Police officer has been charged in connection with injuries sustained by his infant son last year, the PCSP said.

Curtis R. Jones, 47, of Crown Point has been charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person younger than 14; aggravated battery; and neglect of a dependent, the PCSP said.

All counts are Level 3 felonies punishable by a term of three to 16 years.

According to the PCSP, the charges were filed in connection with an incident on July 24, 2016, at Jones’ residence in rural Porter Township, which resulted in Jones’ then 7-month-old son being transported to a Hobart hospital and then to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago after showing “signs of neurological damage and swelling of the brain.”

“During the course of this extensive investigation and with medical examinations performed by the doctors at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, accidental head trauma and preexisting medical conditions were ruled out,” the PCSP said.

Jones was taken into custody without incident on Friday at his girlfriend’s residence in Mokena, Ill., by Mokena Police officers. He is currently awaiting extradition to Porter County at the Will County, Ill., Jail.

Jones was a former Porter County Sheriff’s officer hired in 1996 by then Sheriff Larry Dembinski. He “resigned for undisclosed reasons in 2005 during Sheriff David Reynolds’ second term,” the PCSP said.



Posted 4/18/2017




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