Rockford man wanted for allegedly beating pregnant woman

UPDATE: Nigel Bennett turned himself in Monday afternoon, May 20. He is lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. Bond has been set at $100,000.

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A Rockford man is wanted for allegedly battering a pregnant woman last week.

Police say shortly before 3 p.m., Friday, May 17, Rockford officers spoke to the 20-year-old victim at a local hospital, where she was being treated for for minor injuries. She told them she was battered the previous day by 23-year-old Nigel Bennett, which whom she had a domestic relationship, at an apartment in the 1400 block of Charles Street.

Bennett is charged with aggravated battery to a pregnant person and domestic battery. He’s still at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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