- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an Oskaloosa man and woman were arrested after their 13-day-old child suffered fractures to both legs.

Court records show 25-year-old Michael Rowley is charged with child endangerment causing serious injury and 27-year-old Amber Puckett is charged with child neglect. Mahaska County Jail records show both remained in custody on Tuesday. Online court records don’t list the names of their attorneys.

A court affidavit says Oskaloosa police were contacted on Dec. 2 after the child was taken to a Pella hospital. An officer’s affidavit says Puckett had been drinking on Dec. 1 so she left the child in Rowley’s care. The affidavit says Rowley told the officer about becoming angry while changing the crying infant’s diaper and grabbing the child by the legs and twisting and jerking them.


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