A husband and wife from Elgin in northeast Iowa were arrested today for injuries to their 10-month-old child. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies took 27-year-old Luis Perez and 20-year-old Chantel Perez into custody on multiple charges of child endangerment.
The arrests follow a three-week long investigation after a family member took the Perez’s baby to the West Union Hospital. The child was later transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for treatment of multiple broken bones. There were also some breaks that had already healed.
Both Perez’s are being held at the Fayette County Jail. Immigration officials have been contacted to investigate if Luis Perez is a legal resident of the United States.