On Saturday, April 25, at approximately 4:00 P.M., members from the Woodstock Police Department and the Woodstock Fire / Rescue District were sent to 1400 Commons Dr. apt. 3D, Woodstock IL, in response to a reported medical situation where a 4 month old male infant was in need of medical attention and/or evaluation. It was reported by the father, 20-year-old Cody A. Pennington that the infant appeared to be in distress, was having difficulty breathing and was crying uncontrollably. Upon the arrival, the 4 month old was taken to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock for treatment and evaluation. It was soon discovered, according to police, that the infant had hemorrhaging on its brain as well as a fracture of the skull. The infant was then transported by helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for further treatment and diagnosis. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital staff contacted the Woodstock Police Department and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to advise that after their examination of the infant, it was determined that the injuries sustained were consistent with injuries caused by violently shaking an infant. Upon the arrival, the 4 month old was transported to Centegra Hospital Emergency Room in Woodstock for treatment and evaluation. Police say they discovered the infant was hemorrhaging on its brain and had a skull fracture. They had the infant taken by helicopter to a Park Ridge hospital. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital staff contacted the Woodstock Police Department and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to advise that after their examination of the infant, it was determined that the injuries sustained were consistent with injuries caused by violently shaking an infant. Woodstock Detectives responded to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where they met with hospital staff, the mother of the infant and Pennington. Both the mother and Pennington were interviewed by detectives. Police say that during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 26th, Pennington was placed under arrest and transported back to the Woodstock Police Department. After conferring with the McHenry County States Attorney’s Office, Pennington was charged with three counts of Aggravated Battery (Great Bodily Harm to a Child Under the Age of 13) – aclass X felony. Pennington was transported to the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility, where as of Monday morning, he remained in custody in lieu of a $250,000.00.
A suspect from McHenry County is in custody a little over a day after a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses walked into a Woodstock bank and took cash from a teller. Police have arrested 45-year-old Michael Feterick of Cary, charging him in federal court with bank robbery. He's accused of robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Woodstock. Feterick is expected in federal court by a U.S. Magistrate today. According to the police report, Feterick allegedly entered the bank on South Eastwood Drive and presented a note written in black sharpie stating "Money, no dye pack" to a bank teller. The teller provided the subject with money from the teller's drawer and left the bank, according to police. Feterick was arrested late Wednesday by the FBI, and law enforcement officers of the Crystal Lake and Woodstock Police Departments, at a hotel in Algonquin. Zachary Fardon, The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced the charge. Joining the investigation were Robert Holley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Lowen, Chief of the Woodstock Police Department, Illinois State Police, Chief of the Crystal Lake Police Department James Black, the U.S. Marshals Service and law enforcement officers of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department and the Algonquin Police. The robbery at Fifth Third Bank in Woodstock has ties to a similar robbery in Crystal Lake a few weeks earlier at a Fifth Third Bank where a man fitting the Woodstock robber's description wore clothing very similar.