Benton, Ill. man arrested after 6 week old suffers brain injury

Jonathan R. Knepp (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
Jonathan R. Knepp (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - A rural Benton man is charged with aggravated battery of a child after the Franklin County Sheriff says he injured a 6-week-old baby.

Jonathan R. Knepp, 28, of rural Benton is charged with the class X felony of aggravated battery of a child.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says deputies were called to a home on March 15 to help an ambulance crew.

The 6-week-old girl was taken to a St. Louis hospital where doctors found she has brain injury from suspect trauma.

Knepp was arrested on March 29.

The Benton, Police Illinois Child Death Task Force, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services assisted the sheriff's department.

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