According to documents filed at the Dallas County Courthouse on Thursday, April 12, Jasmine Cheyenne Teed, age 19 of Adel, will plead guilty to child endangerment. Teed was arrested by the Adel Police Department and charged with two counts of child endangerment back on Nov. 2, 2017 after her two 2-year-old children were found unattended outside of her home near the corner of Greene Street and Nile Kinnick Drive.
Court documents filed back in November stated that the two children were seen at around 9 a.m., running between the house and Lincoln Savings Bank, located on the corner wearing only diapers. The temperature was about 43 degrees at the time of the incident, according to the November criminal complaint and Teed was found to be inside the home sleeping.
The criminal complaint stated that Highways 6 and 169 were both very busy at the time of the incident.
Teed's petition to plead guilty, filed on April 12, states that she admits that she "did fail to provide adequate supervision of my two two-year old children. They got out of the house in only diapers in November and cold. This risked injury."
Child endangerment of this nature is an aggravated misdemeanor and Teed could face a maximum punishment of up to two years in prison and a fine of $6,250, plus court costs and a 35 percent surcharge upon any fine that is imposed.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 31 at 9 a.m. at the Dallas County Courthouse.