A Clarion couple is facing child endangerment charges. Wright County authorities say 22-year-old Danielle Jergenson and 28-year-old Andrew Johnson have been charged with child endangerment after being accused of breaking bones in the leg of Jergenson’s eight-month-old baby last year.
Authorities say the child had multiple lower leg fractures and was later placed in foster care. Investigators say it took time to sort out the details of the case and that’s why charges weren’t filed until nearly 18 months after the couple took the baby to the hospital.
Jergenson waived her preliminary hearing, while Johnson’s next appearance on his Class B felony charge is set for January 4th. Both have been released from the Wright County Jail.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City