(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.