Earlham man charged for using wooden spoon on son

(Dallas County Courthouse)

EARLHAM, Iowa - An Earlham man in Dallas County was arrested Monday after being accused of spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden spoon.

31-year-old Anthony David Brandt is charged with child endangerment-bodily injury.

The "bruising was severe" according to court records, and Brandt admitted to spanking the boys three times

The Department of Human Services has put a safety plan in effect for the child and his father.

Brandt has a preliminary hearing on January 19th in in Dallas County District Court.

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