Child Abuse Arrest

A man was arrested after police were dispatched to the Storm Lake Hy-Vee at approximately 4:45pm on Thursday to investigate a reported child abuse incident.

Storm Lake Police met with the reporting party, who alleged that an adult male was observed striking a small child several times in the face while in the store. Police reviewed store security video, and subsequently identified the suspect as 46-year-old Mihreatab Andat Tsegay of Storm Lake.

Police located Tsegay at 417 Geneseo Street, where he was taken into custody. The victim child was identified as a two-year-old male. No injuries were detected on the child.

Following an investigation, Tsegay was charged with Child Abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a two-thousand dollar bond.

A report was filed with the Iowa Department of Human Services.