DCFS worker beaten while checking on child

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At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, September 29th, 09/29/17, the Carroll County 911 Center received a request for medical assistance at 309 Hagar Ave. in Milledgeville, IL.

Police and ambulance were dispatched to the location.

Investigators found a 59-year-old female Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigator who had been at the location to check on the welfare of a child and had been assaulted by the child’s father.

The DCFS investigator was transported to Sterling CGH by Milledgeville Ambulance and later flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford, IL.

Police say the father of the child, 25-year-old Andrew J. Sucher, fled the scene and was later arrested in Dixon by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

He has been charged in Carroll County with aggravated battery and a bond has been set at $200 thousand.

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