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Former Indiana deputy charged with hitting infant; arrested in Mokena

Curtis R. Jones
Curtis R. Jones

MOKENA – An Indiana man accused of hitting an infant was taken into custody last week in Mokena.

Curtis R. Jones, 47, of Crown Point, was found at 11:15 a.m. April 14 at his girlfriend’s house in Mokena, according to the Porter County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones faces charges of battery, aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent.

According to the sheriff’s office, on July 24, Jones’ then-7-month-old son was hospitalized with neurological damage and brain swelling.

After extensive investigation and medical examinations, doctors eliminated accidental trauma and pre-existing conditions as the cause of the injury. Charges were filed April 13 against Jones.

According to the sheriff’s office, Jones was a Porter County deputy from 1996 to 2005.

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