Mom in Taped Beating Arrested Again

Associated Press/November 10, 2002

South Bend, Ind. -- A woman caught on videotape beating her 4-year-old daughter has been arrested on a warrant issued in Michigan for allegedly giving false information on a license application.

Authorities say Madelyne Toogood, 26, gave a false address and name when applying for a Michigan driver's license and state identification card in May. A conviction could carry up to five years in jail.

In Indiana, she faces a felony child battery charge after a department store surveillance camera in Mishawaka captured her beating her daughter Sept. 13. The tape was broadcast nationwide.

The girl is now living with her maternal grandmother.

No trial has been scheduled on the battery charges, and Toogood had been free on $7,000 bond before her arrest Friday.

Toogood remained in the St. Joseph County jail Saturday night. She is expected to be extradited to Michigan, according to South Bend police supervisor Sgt. Scott Ruszkowski.

Toogood belongs to a nomadic group called the Irish Travelers. She has pleaded innocent to charges that she and her sister stole fabric from a department store in August.

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