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Darshanda McNeal

Darshanda McNeal

A Davenport woman is accused of going live on Facebook on Thursday and pouring rubbing alcohol on her 2-year-old disabled child and threatening to kill the child, Davenport police said.

Darshanda Trenette McNeal, 29, of 3531 W. 43rd St., Apt. 70, is charged with one count of child endangerment.

The charge is an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a prison sentence of up to two years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Officer Jonathan Douglas, at 10:55 a.m. officers were sent to McNeal’s home regarding reports of a person pouring rubbing alcohol on her child and stating she was going to kill her child.

McNeal was streaming what she was doing live on Facebook with her cell phone, according to the arrest affidavit.

Officers were able to intervene and the child was taken to Genesis Medical Center for treatment, but did not sustain any injuries.

Iowa’s Department of Human Services was called in, police said.

During an interview with police after she was given her Miranda Rights, McNeal said at first she committed the act for an unknown reason but later stated during the interview she committed the act for fun, according to the affidavit.

McNeal was being held Thursday night in the Scott County Jail on $2,000 bond, cash or surety.

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