Brookport Man Arrested for Battery of a Child

Brookport Man Arrested for Battery of a Child

BROOKPORT – Illinois State Police said a Brookport man has been arrested for aggravated battery of a child – a Class X felony.

On Monday, ISP Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) – Zone 7 was requested by the Massac County Sheriff’s Department to lead the investigation into serious injuries received by a four-year-old child at a home in Brookport. The child had subsequently been flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.  After a thorough investigation, Wright, the child’s father, 27-year-old Deandre L. Wright, was taken into custody Wednesday evening and charged with Aggravated Battery of a Child.

Wright is currently being held at the Massac County Jail pending a bond hearing.

The ISP DCI – Zone 7 investigation remains open and ongoing and is being assisted by ISP Crime Scene Services and the Massac County Sheriff’s Department. No further information is available at this time.

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