Videotaped Beating Mom In More Trouble

Johnny Toogood and his wife Madelyne Gorman Toogood listen as their attorney Steve Rosen speaks to reporters Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Tinley Park, Ill. Madelyne, charged with felony battery to a child after being caught on a department store parking lot security videotape beating her 4-year-old daughter Sept. 13 in Mishawaka, Ind., is to be arraigned Monday in Indiana.
A woman accused of hitting her 4-year-old daughter in a beating caught on videotape was charged Friday with giving police false addresses after her surrender.

Prosecutors expected Madelyne Gorman Toogood to turn herself in a second time, this time on a warrant charging her with false informing, a misdemeanor.

Toogood, 25, was released on $5,000 bond earlier this week. She had turned herself in and pleaded innocent to felony battery of a child in the Sept. 13 incident in a department store parking lot, which was caught on a surveillance camera and televised nationally.

Toogood's attorney, Steve Rosen, did not immediately return telephone messages left Friday.

Authorities say Toogood gave them addresses for commercial mailbox businesses in Mishawaka, Elkhart and Fort Worth, Texas.

Toogood has said she and her husband belong to the nomadic group Irish Travelers, but have been living in Mishawaka for about six months.

Bond on the new charge was set at $2,000. A conviction is punishable by a maximum six months in jail or a $1,000 fine.

Toogood is seeking to have her daughter, who was placed in a foster home, stay with relatives while she tries to regain permanent custody. Toogood also has two young sons who remained in her custody.

Meanwhile, her husband, John Toogood, is facing theft charges in Montana.

John Toogood is scheduled to be tried Jan. 6 on a theft charge in Kalispell, Montana.

Police in Indiana released John Toogood earlier this week, saying that fingerprint tests showed he was not a man who is wanted in Tennessee and Virginia on forgery, theft and flight charges.

His wife, Madelyne Toogood, has said they are Irish Travelers, a nomadic group that police say has been linked to fraudulent home repair.

In Whitefish, just north of Kalispell, detective Roger Bergstrom said a felony theft-by-deception warrant was issued for John Toogood in August 1999. Bergstrom said Toogood, whose real name is John Lark, was doing faulty home repair and duping residents, mainly elderly people.

Toogood charged an 83-year-old woman $3,000 to replace part of her cedar shakes roof, the detective said.

Toogood was arrested on the Montana warrant in Casper, Wyo., but promptly posted bail of $20,000 in cash and left. The bail was forfeited when he failed to show up in court, and part of the money was used to repay the Whitefish woman, Bergstrom said.

Police arrested Toogood in Fort Worth, Texas, for bail jumping, and he appeared in Flathead County Justice Court early this year on the theft-by-deception charge, Bergstrom said.

Toogood is scheduled for trial in Flathead County District Court on Jan. 6.

Madelyne Toogood has said she and her husband have been living in Mishawaka for about six months.