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Arrests Made in Child Neglect Case

Post Date:05/18/2017 3:31 PM

On April 28, 2017, at about 5:30 a.m., the Ankeny Police and Ankeny Fire departments were dispatched to 2009 NW Hickory #6 on a report of a six week old male infant in respiratory distress. The caller in this incident was the father of the child. Upon arrival a police officer and medical personnel encountered the father and mother in the apartment with the infant. The infant was in medical distress and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

A criminal investigation into this incident was initiated after medical personnel at the hospital evaluating the child notified the Ankeny Police that the child had injuries consistent with abuse. Indications are the child had sustained multiple injuries over a period of weeks. Since the original report, detectives with the Ankeny Police have conducted interviews with those whom had access to the child, evaluated medical evidence, and consulted with experts which has resulted in two arrests. The arrested individuals identified below are the biological parents of the infant.

The infant is still hospitalized with multiple serious injuries. This case is still ongoing.

Victim:

6 week old male infant

Arrested/Charged:
Anthony Robert Weber (11/24/1993) of 2009 NW Hickory #6, Ankeny, IA

-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 (8/8/1996) of 2009 NW Hickory #6, Ankeny, IA

-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

**Booking photos available through the Polk County Jail