A mother was arrested after she allegedly threw her toddler face down onto the concrete, leaving the child seriously injured, and then resisted arrest in Harvard.
Caitlyn J. Montana, 33, of Harvard, was charged with aggravated battery of a child causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery in a public place, aggravated battery of a peace officer, child endangerment, two counts of resisting a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and domestic battery.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Montana threw a 1-year-old child face down onto the concrete pavement on Wednesday.
Montana, who is the mother of the child, caused the child to suffer great bodily harm, the complaint said.
Officers with the Harvard Police Department attempted to check on the well-being of the injured child, who was in need of medical attention.
The complaint said Montana obstructed officers by attempting to shut the car door and pry a police sergeant’s fingers off the door.
Montana resisted arrested by pulling her arms away to attempt to evade arrest, the complaint said.
Court documents did not indicate the child’s current condition.
Montana was transported to the McHenry County Jail where she currently remains held.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge ordered Montana held on a $60,000 bond.
Coppedge also ordered the woman to have no contact with the child and surrender any firearms she possesses should she be released.
A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday morning.