SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls woman is in custody after she reportedly dropped her 11-month-old daughter on her head while walking down a street.

Sioux Falls Police spokesman Sam Clemens says 24-year-old Jena Ashley Red Feather was arrested on child abuse charges Thursday. Clemens says neighbors called authorities to report that they saw Red Feather holding the girl by her feet and dropping her head-first onto the concrete.

Clemens says neighbors also reported seeing the woman’s 4-year-old son carrying his 1-month-old brother and dropping him on his head.

Clemens says Red Feather’s blood alcohol level was 0.21, which is more than twice the legal limit. It wasn’t immediately clear whether she has an attorney who could comment on her case.

Clemens says the children who were dropped didn’t appear to have injuries that threatened their lives.


This story has been corrected to show that the 4-year-old boy dropped a 1-month-old baby.