Man charged with child endangerment

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 28, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man faces charges of child endangerment, domestic-abuse assault, and possession of marijuana after a reported altercation at his home.

According to a complaint by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Rockymore Rains, 29, 4494 S.E. Taft Ave. Apt 20C, was home with his girlfriend and their 4-month-old child when he was holding the baby while his girlfriend changed the sheets on their bed.

The complaint said the girlfriend was unaware of how intoxicated Rains was. Rains then allegedly fell into the wall holding their child.

The complaint then said the girlfriend took the child from Rains and moved away. Rains allegedly lunged at her and tried to grab the baby, allegedly screaming that she was taking away his kids.

Rains reportedly grabbed his girlfriend by the wrists, then shoved her and kicked her. She complained of pain in her wrists, according to the complaint. The child also suffered a scratch on its head approximately 2 inches long, the complaint said.

When police arrived, they separated the couple and brought Rains outside, where he allegedly asked the officers if he could have a cigarette. The complaint said officers retrieved the pack of cigarettes from the residence and found a small amount of marijuana inside the pack.

Rains is charged with domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury, possession of marijuana, child endangerment causing bodily injury, and endangerment without injury.

— by Matt Starns

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