Shiloh resident Angel A. Zamarron, 37, of the 200 block of Venus Drive, is on the loose and refusing to turn himself in after beating up his girlfriend while she was holding her one and a half-year-old toddler girl last month, according to Shiloh Police.
On April 28, Shiloh Police took a report from a woman alleging she was the victim of domestic battery that occurred at Zamarron’s home in Shiloh. Police have turned the case over to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office for review, and charges have been filed.
“When the victim first came to us and complained that she had been battered, he had already left the scene,” Assistant Police Chief Gary McGill said. “We had provided him ample opportunity to come in and give us a statement on his behalf, but he declined that over the phone.”
Zamarron acknowledged the charges against him, but has declined to comment at this time. He said he does not have a lawyer currently.
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“...I spoke to (Shiloh Police) and will have to deal with it legally,” Zamarron said. “All matters in a court of law.”
McGill said Shiloh Police has never had him in custody.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Clerk records indicate Zamarron is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair and is of Hispanic origin.
Investigating Detective Jesse Phillips said the suspect does have visible tattoos.
Police are unable to confirm if Zamarron is an owner, renter or just staying at the Venus Drive address temporarily, Phillips said.
“If he has a job, I’m unaware of it,” Phillips said.
Another unknown factor in the case is whether the child and suspect are biologically related, according to McGill.
“They were in a dating relationship, they were only staying with him at the address,” McGill said. “We believe the child was not (physically) harmed during the incident.”
The mother and child are no longer residing at the Venus Drive address, according to police.
“We’ve been to his address multiple times in attempts to apprehend the suspect, but he has not been there,” McGill said.
The victim went to an undisclosed local hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries and was released.
On Wednesday, St. Clair County Assistant State’s Attorney Drew Dierkes issued warrants for two counts of domestic battery subsequent, a class 4 felony in addition to cause child to be endangered, a class A misdemeanor.
Zamarron has been convicted in St. Clair County for burglary, drug and drug paraphernalia possession, obstructing justice, criminal damage to property and multiple domestic batteries from 1998 to present.
St. Clair County Judge Patricia Kievlan set Zamarron’s bond at $20,000, according to St. Clair County court records.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can contact Shiloh Police Department at 632-9047.