Defendant in Goldonna child abuse case granted temporary protection order


Joe Hines, a defendant in the Goldonna child abuse case, filed an order of protection Nov. 12 against the child’s grandmother, his girlfriend Teresa Jurgens. Hines petitioned for protection from abuse citing mental, emotional and verbal abuse.

Hines also underwent professional counseling Nov. 11.

A temporary restraining order was signed by a 10th Judicial District Judge Nov. 23. The restraining order is effective through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021, and was delivered to Jurgens where she is incarcerated.

The order of protection also states that on Dec. 11, Jurgens must show cause in court why she should not pay all court costs.

Jurgens, Hines and the child’s mother, Casey Smedley, were all arrested in the child abuse case. Jurgens was arrested Nov. 4 and is charged with felony principle to cruelty to juveniles, Smedley was arrested Nov. 2. She and Hines are both charged with cruelty to juveniles.

Hines was the Goldonna Police Chief at the time of his arrest Oct. 30.

State DCFS case workers removed the juvenile from the home.

No bond has been set.