Sioux County Sheriff

Granville woman arrested, charged with child endangerment following investigation

On Sunday, November 14, at 8:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christina Fivecoate-Champion, age 20, of Granville, IA.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a report to the sheriff’s office from Orange City Area Health stating that an 11 month-old child who was was brought there for medical attention for a dislocated elbow. Upon further investigation, the examination revealed several additional fractures to the child’s arm.

Fivecoate-Champion, the child’s mother, initially reported that the child fell in a crib with the arm between the crib rails, causing the injury.  A medical evaluation performed at Sanford Children’s Hospital, in Sioux Falls, SD, revealed additional injuries that had occurred sometime within prior weeks to the dislocated elbow, indicating a pattern of abuse.

The sheriff’s office, after receiving reports from medical professionals involved in the case, determined the injuries to be inconsistent with Fivecoat-Champion’s explanation.

Following medical treatment and discharge from medical care, the Iowa Department of Human Services placed the 11 month-old victim into foster care.

Fivecoate-Champion was charged with two counts of felony Child Endangerment that caused serious injury.