Shiloh Police arrested mother Kelly M. Thompson, 30, of Shiloh, after child abuse to one of her three children was reported Friday, March 27, at Shiloh Middle School.
According to Shiloh Police Chief Jim Stover, the incident was reported by the juvenile male to a member of school administration leading police to respond to the school located at One Wildcat Crossing.
The child reported that he had been allegedly battered by his mother on an earlier date at his residence in the 100 block of S. High Street in the village, Stover said.
Police are unable to release any further information regarding the nature of the injuries or condition of the home, Stover said.
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Stover confirmed no other custodial guardians are involved.
The child received medical treatment at a local hospital for minor injuries and was released.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) were notified and is conducting its own investigation.
“The child has been removed from the home, along with the two siblings and DCFS has replaced them with relatives,” Stover explained.
Following the investigation, the results were submitted to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office for review, according to a Shiloh Police press release.
According to court records, the following Saturday, March 28, St. Clair County Assistant State’s Attorney Bernadette Schrempp issued a warrant for Thompson charging her with a class II felony of Aggravated Domestic Battery.
The warrant was reviewed by St. Clair County Judge Heinz Rudolf and he set Thompson’s bond at $30,000.
As of Tuesday, March 31, Thompson was still in custody at the St. Clair County Jail for want of bond.
A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the St. Clair County Jail located at 700 N. Fifth St. in Belleville.
Thompson owes court fees totaling $360. Court records indicate Thompson has had 10 traffic citations since March 22, 2014, including three convictions for driving on a suspended license, speeding 15-20 miles over the speed limit and operating an uninsured vehicle.