ACKLEY, Iowa (KCRG) - Authorities have filed new charges against the Iowa woman who locked her boyfriend's young son under basement stairs.
Traci Tyler (Courtesy: Iowa Department of Corrections)
A judge sentenced 40-year-old Traci Tyler earlier this month to up to a year in jail for false imprisonment, but authorities have now filed a felony child endangerment charge against Tyler for the same case.
A jury trial is set for June 4.
For about a month in 2017, Tyler confined her fiance's then 8-year-old son in a 6-foot concrete area beneath the basement stairs of her Ackley home for hours at a time.
The boy's father, 30-year-old Alex Shadlow faces kidnapping charges in the case. He requested a jury trial, after waiving his right to one in April.