Urbandale Police: Mother Charged in Death of 6-Month-Old Son

Latyia Johnson (WHO-HD)

URBANDALE, Iowa – A Des Moines mother has been arrested in connection with the death of her six-month-old son.

Sgt. Chad Underwood with the Urbandale Police Department says 33-year-old Latyia Johnson was arrested Monday. She is charged with child endangerment resulting in death.

Police say the charge relates to the death of Johnson’s son on January 24th. Crews were called to an extended stay motel in Urbandale on a report of a child not breathing. The baby died after being transported to the hospital.

Johnson has posted bond and was released from the Polk County Jail Tuesday morning.