Plea change hearing set for Charles City mother charged with child endangerment

CHARLES CITY — A plea change hearing has been set for next month for the mother of a Charles City child who was charged with child endangerment after the child suffered a severe head injury.

22-year-old Ezekiel Larson and 19-year-old Madison Geerts were charged in late September with one count of child endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony.

A criminal complaint states that Larson was the only person taking care of his four-month-old child on September 6th when the child received severe head injuries.

The complaint says Larson and Geerts knew about the injuries and never arranged for medical attention for the child until four days later. The child had been vomiting, not eating nor sleeping during that time.

Geerts trial was originally scheduled to start last week, but that was canceled after her attorney indicated a plea change in the case would be coming. A plea change hearing has now been set for July 10th in Floyd County District Court.

Late last month, a plea change hearing was scheduled for Larson for June 26th.