SIDNEY — Brooke Schutte of Sidney, the mother of two victims in a highly-publicized child abuse case last year, was jailed Tuesday afternoon on a probation violation related to the case.
Shelby County Judge James Stevenson re-imposed her 45-day sentence at the Shelby County Jail after threatening to kidnap her children and harm their caregiver. Sidney Police have charged Schutte with two counts of aggravated menacing, both fourth-degree felonies.
In September, Schutte, 21, was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail on one count of attempted child endangerment, a fourth-degree felony. She was originally charged with one count of child endangerment after failing to obtain proper medical treatment for the baby after the child was injured from abusive behavior by her father.
At that time, Schutte was placed on probation, and ordered to complete five years of community control, and mental health and parental counseling.
On Jan. 19, Schutte allegedly telephoned a person placed in charge of the children’s care making the kidnapping and assault threats, according to court records filed by Sidney Police.
In October, Allen Daniels, 21, of Sidney, was sentenced to seven years in prison for beating his 6-week-old daughter, and her 2-year-old brother last May.
Daniels was sentenced on one count of felonious assault, and 180 days for one count of assault, which will run concurrently.
On May 11, Schutte called 911 at approximately 9:30 a.m. reporting a baby was not breathing at her residence at 1135 Hilltop Ave. First responders administered CPR to the infant to revive her.
The child suffered a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. Daniels was also accused of punching his daughter’s 2-year-old brother in the face, causing him to be hospitalized.
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