Iowa man accused of child endangerment found
Troy Laufenberg photo from Iowa State Police
The manhunt for an Iowa man accused of child endangerment has come to an end.
The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that 21-year-old Troy Laufenberg was arrested on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Dubuque after being at large since July, according to a report by KCRG. The man is accused of causing severe brain damage to an 18-month-old earlier in the summer, said the report.
On July 15, police were called to Laufenberg’s Monona home for a report of an injured child. After the child was hospitalized, family was told that the injuries were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome, according to KCRG. Days later, police obtained a search warrant for the home and found evidence that led to charges against Laufenberg.
Those charges are child endangerment, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.
Laufenberg is being held in the Dubuque County Jail, according to KCRG.