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      Ottumwa toddler assault suspect scheduled for plea hearing

      Dustin Dewayne Armstrong

      An Ottumwa man charged with seriously injuring a toddler is apparently ready to enter a plea.

      Online court records indicate that Dustin Dewayne Armstrong, 20, is scheduled for a plea proceeding on April 14.

      The plea proceeding means that Armstrong??s trial won??t start Tuesday as scheduled.

      In April of 2013, Ottumwa police responded to a report of an unresponsive two-year-old at a home on Woodland Avenue.

      The child??s injuries were so bad the boy had to be airlifted to Iowa City.

      After a nearly six week investigation, police arrested Armstrong.

      According to police reports, he was the only adult home at the time of the boy was injured

      Armstrong is charged with multiple felony counts, including child endangerment.

      He has been held in custody on $50,000 cash bond since his arrest.Previous stories....Court appearance for Ottumwa toddler assault suspectSuspect arrested in Ottumwa toddler assault