A Davenport woman was arrested Tuesday morning after two infants in her care suffered injuries, according to police.
Amy Ellen Smith, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Jersey Ridge Road, is charged with four counts of child endangerment, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and one count of child endangerment causing serious injury, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
According to jail records, she posted a $10,000 cash or surety bond and was released from the Scott County Jail after less than 90 minutes in custody.
Smith will be arraigned Oct. 5.
According to arrest affidavits filed Friday by Davenport police in support of the criminal complaint:
On April 27, police were called for a child abuse call involving an infant who was at the hospital with numerous acute injuries.
Police learned that the infant received the injuries one day prior while in the direct care of Smith, the infant’s in-home daycare provider. There were fractures to the infant’s left humerus, left femur and right wrist.
The infant also had a rib fracture that was consistent with being squeezed.
During the investigation, police learned that another infant was injured while in Smith's care in November 2015. The infant had multiple bruises on the face and head, lacerations under the eye, on the mouth, and on the wrists.
Smith said the injuries occurred when the infant fell and hit her eye while pushing a milk crate across the floor.
The injuries are not consistent with Smith's explanation. The infant was seen by a doctor, and the doctor said that this was a "child beating" and had concerns about it being a non-accidental injury, according to the affidavits.
No other information was available Tuesday.