Babysitter charged in Prairie City dog attack death
4-year-old Jordyn Arndt died as result of ‘severe bite’ injuries from American Staffordshire
A Prairie City girl has died as the result of injuries sustained in a dog attack. The woman responsible for her care — and an owner of the dog — has been charged in connection with the child’s death.
Four-year-old Jordyn Arndt died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Nearly four hours later, Prairie City police arrested her babysitter, Jena Marie Wright, 24, at her home at 300 S. Marshall St. in Prairie City.
Wright was taken into custody and booked into the Jasper County Jail on charges of child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony, and neglect or abandonment of dependent person, a Class C felony. She faces up to 35 years in prison, if convicted on both counts.
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