Man indicted for beating child two years ago in Morris
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org February 8, 2013 3:48PM
MORRIS — A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly beating a child two years ago.
On Nov. 13, 2011, a young girl was brought to Morris Hospital with “extensive life-threatening, non-accidental injuries,” Police Chief Brent Dite said.
The child was later airlifted to the intensive care unit at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
On Wednesday, Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland brought the case to a grand jury, which returned an indictment against Zachary E. Connor.
“Connor was identified as a suspect early in the investigation (but) the complex nature of this case required lots of interviews, review of medical records and consultation with the state’s attorney’s office,” Dite said.
Joliet police took Connor into custody Thursday at 306 Marble St. on charges of aggravated battery and endangering the life or health of a child. Connor is being held in the Grundy County Jail on $25,000 bond.