Second arrest made in Charles City child endangerment case

CHARLES CITY — Days after the arrest of a Charles City man on child endangerment charges after his son received serious injuries, the child’s mother has now been arrested.

22-year-old Ezekiel Larson was arrested on Monday by Charles City police. 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 never arranged for medical attention for the child until four days later. The child had been vomiting, not eating nor sleeping during that time.

Court records state that the child’s mother, 19-year-old Madison Geerts, was arrested on Wednesday, with a criminal complaint stating that she also knew about the injuries but did not get medical attention for the child.

Both Larson and Geerts have been charged with child endangerment causing serious injury, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.