ULLIN — Illinois State Police officials have arrested of Deandre L. Wright, 27, of Brookport, for Aggravated Battery of a Child (Class X Felony).

The ISP Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) — Zone 7 was requested by the Massac County Sheriff’s Department on July 5, to lead the investigation into serious injuries received by a 4-year-old child at a residence in Brookport. The child had subsequently been flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. After a thorough investigation, Wright, the child’s father, was taken into custody on the evening of July 7 and charged with aggravated battery of a child.

Wright is currently being held at the Massac County Detention Center. A bond hearing was held Friday, July 9, with bond set at $250,000.

The ISP DCI — Zone 7 investigation remains open and ongoing and is being assisted by ISP Crime Scene Services and the Massac County Sheriff’s Department. No further information is available.

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