Woodstock Man Arrested for Injuring Infant

From the Woodstock Police Department:

Aggravated Battery to an Infant

On Monday, November 11th, 2019 the Woodstock Fire & Rescue Department responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Sebastian Way for an infant who had been dropped and had stopped breathing.

Due to the nature of the call, a Woodstock Police Department Detective also responded.

Early in the investigation, it was observed that the way the caller described what had occurred to cause the injuries to the infant, did not match the injuries present on the infant.

The infant was subsequently transported to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Evaluations by medical professionals revealed that the infant had suffered from extensive head, eye, and neck trauma.

Eric Hanstad

It was the opinion of medical personnel that the trauma caused to the infant had been intentionally inflicted.

Many of the injuries were consistent with the infant being violently shaken.

Interviews were conducted with those who were identified as having contact with the infant prior to the injuries being discovered.

Those interviews, and evidence that was collected, led to a suspect being identified as, Eric H. Hanstad.

Upon conferring with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, two charges of Aggravated Battery were approved, along with one count of Aggravated Domestic Battery.

The most serious of the three charges, a Class X felony, was due to Hanstad knowingly and without legal justification committing a battery to a child under the age of thirteen years of age causing great bodily harm.

Hanstad remains at-large at this time. If you know the whereabouts of Hanstad, please contact the Woodstock Police Department at (815)338-2131.


Woodstock Man Arrested for Injuring Infant — 11 Comments

  1. What a savage.

    There’s no place in this world for someone who would do that to a child.

    I pray that the child makes a full recovery.

  2. Compassionate conservative republikkklans, this is where you are supposed to dump all your racial hatred and bigotry against minorities…Oh no, it just so happens they suddenly do not see race. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  3. Llavona, you kinda stink.

    Do you ever take a bath?

    Your hair is like so greasy, man, you’re like one of those cro magnon cave dwellers.

  4. Wow, this dude has 3 pages of McHenry County Criminal Court listings—meaning he’s been f’ng up since 2001 with regular court appearances from everything; drugs, traffic, batteries, domestics,not paying bills, you name it.

    He knows he has to stay on the run, he knows what awaits him at MC Jail, that will start his journey into the Penal system–where baby abusers aint as tough as they are at home and get “special treatment” in prison.

    Do the right thing Eric while on the run, either turn yourself in or meet your maker. Pure scum based on his record.

  5. Since he’s Canadian, he probably went back there.

    And since nobody’s being extradited these days, it’s Manitoba dreamin’

  6. Has a “Mandan” tattoo.

    That’s an Indian tribe.

    Sorry Angel, you’re wrong again!

  7. Maybe he’ll claim ‘Coronavirus insanity’ caused by being cooped up with a bawling child for too many days.

    Is the tattoo on his police record?

  8. How does every one miss the main story here…

    This guy lives in Woodstock ..

    the crime happened in Woodstock.

    Last November
    Today he gets arrested….

    who dropped the Ball on this one…

    why wasn’t he arrested and charged then…

    the Woodstock police start their investigation on November 11…

    arrest him on March 30th…

    Wow hows that for great police work?

    (choke and gag)

  9. Perhaps this loser could hire….

    “Kenneally, For The Defense”!

    He’d get the Death Sentence!!!

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