ANKENY, Iowa — An Ankeny woman was arrested on child endangerment charges Wednesday afternoon after her child was hospitalized for being severely malnourished.
According to court records, a 2-year-old child was admitted to an Ankeny hospital on Monday for severe malnutrition. At the time of admittance, the 2-year-old child weighed 15 lbs. and was 2-feet 3-inches tall, court records state. Those numbers put the child in the 0.1 percentile for healthy children.
Toshia Marie Faith Bruckner has been charged with Child Endangerment – Serious Injury and Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person.
Bruckner has been released from the Polk County Jail on pretrial release. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 10.
A no-contact order has been entered that prevents her from seeing her child or anyone under the age of 48.