Mom Charged With Child Endangerment

A Storm Lake woman has been charged with child endangerment after police late Wednesday night saw a young child walking alone in the 400 block of East Fourth Street.

Police made contact with the child and learned he was six years old and was allegedly left unattended for ten or more minutes at 319 East Fourth Street. The child reportedly left the residence and was in search of his mother.

Police located the mother… 42-year-old Merleen David of Storm Lake… at 509 Oneida Street and took her into custody. She was charged with child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor.. and jailed on a one-thousand dollar bond.

The child, who was unharmed, was left in the custody of family members. A report was filed with the Iowa Department of Human Services.