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Police looking for Douglas Woolfolk who beat Jasmine Smith

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Douglas Woolfolk

By Talia Kaplan

East St. Louis, IL (KSDK) - Police are searching for an East St. Louis man accused of battering his teenage girlfriend.

It was a savage attack, which is why police are eager to find him.

The victim's mother wants to use this as a teaching moment for other girls.

"I didn't even recognize her. She did not even look the same. She did not even look like Jasmine," said Bridgette Peete, 18-year-old Jasmine Smith's mother.

She says her daughter has swollen eyes, a busted lip, three broken fingers, a fractured nose, and her ear drums are blown out. She also has bite marks, scratches, and bruises all over her body.

"I thought she was dead. I thought this time he had killed her," said Peete.

She says Jasmine had been dating 22-year-old Douglas Woolfolk for about a year.

"It wasn't the first time that he laid a hand on her but this is the worst time though," said Peete.

She says she would ask her daughter to stop dating him. On Saturday, she finally listened. Peete says her daughter tried to leave, but around 1 a.m. on Monday Woolfolk brought her to "America's Best Inn and Suites" in Cahokia.

The manager says around 1:30 in the afternoon housekeepers noticed loud noise coming from room 236. He says they knocked on the door but, Woolfolk said everything was fine. Shortly thereafter, the manager came to the room and heard Jasmine yelling "help me" so he called police.

Officer Jesse Carmack responded to the scene. He saw the room was in shambles.

"Busted lamp, bed turned over, drawers pulled out, hair scattered, there was a torn undergarment, droplets of blood over the room," said Officer Carmack.

Peete says her daughter is left with physical and mental damage and will need month of counseling.

"Nobody ever has to go through this. You don't have to stay please before it's too late because you can be like my daughter. You can be the next Jasmine or you might be the next John Doe and not make it so please seek out for help," said Peete.

Woolfolk is charged with seven felonies including three counts of aggravated domestic battery.

The United States Marshal's Service is now looking for him.

If you know anything about this case contact the Caseyville Police Department at (618) 344-2152.

If you or anyone you know are in an abusive relationship, there are resources where you can seek help.

Resources 

Progressive Youth Connection (PYC)
314-963-8368 

Safe Connections
314-646-7500

Bridgeway Behavioral Health
Addictive Disorders
Inpatient
St. Louis City Center 314.535.5246
St. Charles Center 636.757.2300

Outpatient
Montgomery Center 573.564.1069
St. Charles Center 636.757.2300
St. Louis City Center 314.535.5246
Lincoln County 636.462.1437
University City 314.395.8160
Union 636.744.0111

Sexual Assault
St. Charles County 636.757.2300
Lincoln County 1.877.462.1758
Adolescent Services

St. Louis County 314.395.7101
St. Charles County 636.757.2345

Domestic Violence
The Women's Center 1.877.946.6854
Terry L. Robertson Center 1.877.462.1758

Offices
Administrative Offices 636.757.2200
Development Office 636.916.3550

Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline (MO only)
1-800-392-3738

Child Support Customer Service Call Center (enforcement calls only)
1-866-313-9960

Child Support Employer Information
1-800-585-9234

Child Support General Information
1-800-859-7999

Child Support Payment Information (IVR)
1-800-225-0530

Elderly Abuse/Neglect Hotline
1-800-392-0210 (M0)

Foster Adoptline
1-800-554-2222

Missouri Rx Plan (MoRx)
1-800-375-1406

Missouri School Violence Hotline
1-866-748-7047

Missouri's Long-Term Care Ombudsman (DHSS)
1-800-309-3282

MO HealthNet Case Information
1-800-392-1261

MO HealthNet Exception Process
1-800-392-8030

MO HealthNet Participant Services
1-800-392-2161

MO HealthNet Service Center
1-888-275-5908

Office of Child Advocate
1-866-457-2302

ParentLink WarmLine
1-800-552-8522

En EspaÃnol: 1-888-460-0008

Rehabilitation Services For The Blind
1-800-592-6004

STAT (State Technical Assistance Team)
1-800-487-1626

Temporary Assistance/SAB/BP Case Information
1-800-392-1261

Text Telephone
1-800-735-2966

TTD Voice Access
1-800-735-2466

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
Local (toll): (217) 524-2606

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
217-753-4117

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-800-863-6338

DCFS IL
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/contactUs.shtml

Missouri Division of Social Services
http://dss.mo.gov/contactdss.htm

Life Crisis Services
314-647-4357

 

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