Iowa man accused of child endangerment found
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.