An Ankeny man and woman have been charged with child neglect and endangerment, after their six-week old baby boy ended up in the hospital last month.

Ankeny Police say the baby's father called  911 April 28th, because the baby was having trouble breathing.   

Police found the father and mother in the apartment, the baby was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Medical personnel determined the injuries were consistent with child abuse, and noted evidence the child had sustained multiple injuries over a period of weeks.

Police have arrested  the baby's parents, 23 year old Anthony Weber and 20 year old Jennifer Stoddard.

The infant remains hospitalized with multiple, serious injuries.


Anthony Robert Weber is charged with:

-1 count of Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person, IA Code 726.3 a class C felony

-1 count of Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury, IA Code 726.6 (1) (b) a class C felony

 

Jennifer Ashley Stoddard  is charged with:  

-1 count of Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person, IA Code 726.3 a class C felony

-1 count of Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury, IA Code 726.6 (1) (b) a class C felony