MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa — Police arrested a Mitchellville woman in her own backyard for child endangerment, Monday.
Callers said Jennifer Jones, 30, was outside with a gun.
Jones told officers she was chasing a prowler.
Police say they’ve been to the home before for similar reports from Jones that have turned out to be false.
Besides having a loaded .22 caliber handgun, she also had her 3-year-old child with her.
Jones was taken into custody and a mental health evaluation is being done. She is being held in the Polk County Jail.
The Department of Human Services is caring for the child.