The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

January 3, 2013

Man faces felony charges in shaken baby case

DANVILLE — A local man faces charges he shook and injured an infant child on Christmas Day.

The Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s Office filed charges Thursday against Garland Jackson, 26, of the 400 block of North Beard Street.

Jackson is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery of a child under the age of 13 years. One count contends the incident possibly caused permanent disability, making it a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The second charge is a Class 3 felony contending the battery caused great bodily harm. That charge is punishable by up to a maximum of five years in state prison.

Vermilion County State’s Attorney Randy Brinegar said the case came to light after the child’s mother, Tarkisha Stanciel, became concerned with the behavior of her 4-week-old boy. The child was unable to follow her movements with his eyes and she noticed some slight trembling in the infant’s extremities.

The infant was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana by ambulance where Brinegar said he remains for treatment.

Brinegar said there are indications at this point that the injuries suffered by the child “were consistent with being shaken.” Jackson is the father of the child.

Brinegar could not release other details regarding the case on Thursday, including how likely it is the child will suffer permanent disability as a result of the injuries.

“Only time will tell,” he said.

Jackson made his first appearance in Vermilion County Circuit Court on Thursday via video broadcast from the Public Safety Building jail. His bond was set at $100,000.

A preliminary hearing for Jackson was set for Jan. 17.

This is the third case in the last decade involving a shaken baby in Vermilion County.

Most recently, Ryan Allhands, 22, was sentenced in December 2009 to seven years in state prison in connection with the July 2006 death of 2-year-old Reagan Williams. Allhands was watching Reagan on July 2, 2006 — the day she died. Examinations later determined the injuries to be consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

He entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter, a Class 2 felony, as part of an agreement with the state’s attorney’s office.

Andrew Drollinger, 23, was sentenced in December 2005 to a little more than eight years in state prison for the death of his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, 10-month-old Macey Duewer. During the trial, Drollinger admitting to shaking the little girl.

Aside from Thursday’s felony charges, Jackson has no prior convictions in Vermilion County. He was the defendant in a family case filed by Stanciel in 2011 in which the court determined him to be the father of one of Stanciel’s children.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • jimmyjohns1.jpg Sub shop to open second city location DANVILLE — Ask Jimmy John’s owner/general manager Seth Hobbs how Jimmy John’s is doing in Danville and he’ll tell you “things are going really well.”In fact, he’s planning to build a new store to reach more customers in the southern part of the city.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayor to go to design program SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Advancing plans for riverfront development with other professionals is what Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is excited about attending a fall city design session.That is his desire for his design challenge when he is paired up with planners a

    August 1, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleMonday:Theft in the 100 block of Minnesota Avenue.Tuesday:Theft in the 100 block of North Bowman Avenue.Theft at Logan Avenue and West Main Street.Deceptive practice reported at First Financial Bank, 901 N

    August 1, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Wednesday, 7:51-8:03 a.m. — A medical call in the 600 block of Jewell Street.Wednesday, 8:34-8:51 a.m. — A motorcycle crash on Interstate 74 at the 214 mile marker.Wednesday, 11:12-11:30 p.m. — A medical

    August 1, 2014

  • Beef House sets production of 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' COVINGTON, Ind. — Get ready for a wild journey into space with The Beef House Dinner Theatre’s production of “Return to the Forbidden Planet.”This jukebox musical will have audiences laughing and singing along to familiar tunes such as “Good Vibratio

    August 1, 2014

  • State cites 3 Danville financial businesses DANVILLE — Three local businesses were issued citations in June by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.The citations, which were announced on Thursday, and resulting punishments were leveled against Illinois Title Loans,

    August 1, 2014

  • Ornament designs sought

    July 31, 2014

  • NAACP plans brunch

    July 31, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 31, 2014

  • Fun Days this weekend

    July 31, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train
Must Read