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Authorities Search for Monona Man Wanted on Child Endangerment, Drug Charges
By Lee Hermiston and Forrest Saunders, Reporters
MONONA, Iowa - Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a Monona man wanted on drug and child endangerment charges.
In a press release Tuesday, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said they're looking for Troy Laufenberg, wanted on four charges: child endangerment, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The DCI said charges stem from an incident that happened July 15 at Laufenberg's apartment on East Center Street in Monona. Local police couldn't give specific details, but say they were called there for a report of an injured 18-month-old.
Four days later, authorities executed a search warrant on the property. They said they issued the arrest warrants for Laufenburg based on the evidence they collected.
Monona's police chief says as time wears on, it could become more and more difficult to track Laufenberg down.
"I thought the first week with the Facebook, it went viral, and I thought then that some concerned citizen would come forward. I hope he's still in the state," Chief Jane Scott-Quandahl said.
Police think Laufenberg could be in the Dubuque area, because he has friends and family members there.
If you have any information on Laufenburg's location, call the DCI at 563-599-4239.
Authorities don't think Laufenburg is dangerous, but they're telling people to keep their distance.