Woman Charged After Whooping Her Children With a Belt; Lacerations Found on Daughter

Alexis Goodloe – Age 28

Springfield, Illinois – On December 4, 2023, Springfield Police responded to 30 Imperial Valley Dr. for a welfare check. Alexis Goodloe’s grandmother called law enforcement to report that her grandchildren were allegedly being battered by their mother, who was using an extension cord.

Upon arrival at the house, police met with both of Goodloe’s children. They informed the officers that their mother, Alexis Goodloe, age 28, became upset about the house being a mess, leading her to yell at them and physically harm them with a belt. One of the children mentioned wearing multiple layers of clothing and not sustaining any injuries. The other child showed officers her right arm, which had a raised abrasion on her elbow and a small laceration on her forearm. She also stated that she had injuries to her thighs.

The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services was notified of the incident, and they advised that they were going to make a report.

An officer at the scene reported that, while attempting to arrest Ms. Goodloe, she resisted, leading him to pull out his taser. He reported, “I walked up and advised Ms. Goodloe to put her hands behind her back as she was under arrest. She turned her arm and body away from me, attempting to move away from officers. I grabbed her arm and told her to stop, but she pulled away and tried to walk off. To gain control and make the arrest, I performed a leg sweep. Ms. Goodloe continued to roll on the ground, preventing officers from placing handcuffs on her. I then displayed my Taser and instructed her to roll onto her stomach and put her hands behind her back. Although she turned onto her stomach, she refused to comply. I managed to gain control of her left wrist using a wrist lock, ultimately gaining control of Ms. Goodloe. She was then placed in handcuffs.”

Goodloe was taken to the Sangamon County Jail and released after being granted pre-trial release. The Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged her with two counts of domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.

Goodloe is expected to return to court on February 21, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

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