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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Arrest Made In Child Abuse Investigation

Jefferson, IOWA --- Today, 21 year old Patrick Ryan Thompson of Jefferson, Iowa was arrested and charged with Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury for an incident that occurred in late January of 2012.  This charge is a class C felony.  Thompson was also arrested on an unrelated probation violation warrant.

This charge was filed at the conclusion of an investigation initiated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.   Thompson was taken into custody this afternoon, May 1, 2012, by deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.  He is currently being held at the Greene County Jail.

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson, 21 yrs.

Complaint and Affidavit

All media contact will be handled by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office (515-386-2136).

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and suspects should be considered innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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