Elma man arrested for child endangerment

ELMA - Michael Allan Stover, age 51, of Elma, was charged with Child Endangerment-bodily injury (to the head area and side/ribs) on May 11, 2023 at approximately 3:27 p.m.
Deputy Wade Michels responded to report of a stepfather punching his 13-year old juvenile stepson. Upon arrival, Michels spoke with the juvenile and the mother, who both state that Stover punched the minor in the head and side.
The ambulance was dispatched to evaluate the victim. Medical personnel suggested he be transported to the hospital for further evaluation due to the marks on his body.
Stover was taken into custody and jailed. A no contact order was requested.

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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