Rockford man wanted in child battery case

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — An  arrest warrant has been issued for a Rockford man who police say battered a child, authorities reported Friday, March 15.

Jerry Coffee, 36, is charged with aggravated battery of a child after and months-long investigation. Initial bond is set at $100,000.

Police say detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into reports of battery to a child younger than 13 in the 3800 block of Thyme Drive.

Coffee, a relative of the child, was identified as a suspect. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. R.

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