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.

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Martin also threatened the child’s mother, an arrest affidavit states.

The mother has requested an order of protection for her and her child.


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