Ex-wife of former Bull Eddy Curry charged with battering child
By Lauren FitzPatrick and Jon Seidel Sun-Times Media April 11, 2012 4:43PM
Updated: April 12, 2012 11:34AM
The ex-wife of former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry has been charged with aggravated battery of a child.
Korie Kellogg, 30, of Mokena was charged with beating a child younger than 13 with a belt, authorities said.
On Wednesday, Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt granted her request to see her 10-year-old son with Curry based on recommendations of the Department of Illinois Children and Family Services, according to her attorney, Jeff Tomczak.
He said Kellogg hasn’t been indicted by a grand jury in the case. If she is indicted, he said he’ll fight the charges “vehemently.”
Mokena Police Cmdr. Dan Rankovich said Kellogg was arrested on April 4, after police were called to Silver Cross Hospital, where Kellogg had brought a child for treatment of bruises and swelling. Rankovich said she had beaten the boy with a belt in her home.
“You could see the marks,” he said.
Kellogg and Curry began dating while sophomores at Thornwood High School in South Holland and married young. He served her with divorce papers in 2001 after he was drafted out of high school by the Bulls with the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft and while he and Kellogg were teenagers.
After four seasons with the Bulls, he played five seasons with the New York Knicks. He’s now a member of the Miami Heat.