SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A man is behind bars on felony charges after someone was found unresponsive Friday in a Springfield mental health center.
A press release from Illinois State Police (ISP) says its Criminal Investigation Division responded to McFarlands Mental Health Center to investigate an incident between two patients. Police say a female patient was found unresponsive at the facility.
Following their investigation, ISP arrested Gary B. Schmitt for aggravated battery as a result of strangulation. The charge is a Class 1 felony.
Schmitt was booked at the Sangamon County Jail.
No further information was available Wednesday. ISP continues their investigation into the incident.