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Court dates pushed back for Quincy man accused of child battery

36-year-old Zechariah Wigfall Sr.
36-year-old Zechariah Wigfall Sr.(Adams County Sheriffs Office)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:06 AM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Court dates have been pushed back for a Quincy man charged with aggravated battery of a child resulting in permanent disfigurement, aggravated domestic battery, and aggravated battery of a child causing great bodily harm.

36-year-old Zechariah Wigfall Sr. appeared Wednesday morning before Judge Scott Larson in Adams County Court .

Judge Larson pushed back Wigfall’s jury trial to 9 a.m. Jan. 10, with a pre-trial set for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3.

Wigfall will also have a status hearing at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15.

Wigfall was arrested in October and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery along with 40-year-old Stephanie Hendricks who was charged with aggravated delivery of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Rich Wagner said in August the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Department of Child Family Services (DCFS) regarding a report of child abuse and neglect.

Wagner said a forensic interview was completed with the help of specialists at the Quincy Child Advocacy Center of those children and severe physical abuse and prolonged exposure to the use of controlled substances were disclosed.

Wagner explained that evidence was found to indicate physical abuse to multiple children resulted in permanent disfigurement to a child with a disability.

Wagner added there was also sufficient evidence to show methamphetamine was provided to the children.

Wigfall pleaded not guilty on Oct. 26.

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