Police say a Davenport man picked a toddler up by his neck and threw him onto a bed, injuring the child.
Michael David Martin, 23, of 5455 Appomattox Road, Apt. 1, is charged with child endangerment with injury, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. He’s also charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse.
Martin was arrested early Tuesday following an incident at his home. He has been released from the Scott County Jail.
Police say that as a result of child abuse, the toddler suffered scratch marks on his left temple area and lower left neck that required medical attention.
Martin also threatened the child’s mother, an arrest affidavit states.
The mother has requested an order of protection for her and her child.