A 21-year-old Alton man is jailed following an incident at Beverly Farm in Godfrey where he works. Marcus A. Lovett of the 1100 block of West 9th Street is charged with two felony charges of Abuse of a Long-Term Health Care Facility Resident, and two charges of Aggravated Battery to an Intellectually Disabled Person following the incident Tuesday evening.
Captain Mike Dixon of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says witnesses report Lovett battered two of the facility’s residents, beginning with a 36-year-old whom he allegedly slapped in the face after refusing to comply with Lovett’s orders.
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Dixon says the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information of other incidents involving Lovett or any other employee of the facility should call 296-4826, or the anonymous tip line at 296-3000.