On June 21, the Rensselaer Police Department assisted the Jasper County Department of Child Services with the removal of children from a home on Milissa Lane in Rensselaer. Four children, ranging in age from three years old to 10 years old, were removed due to one of them testing positive for methamphetamine. The mother, 29-year-old Jessica Denton, had also tested positive for Methamphetamine during the investigation.
Charges of child neglect, a level 6 felony, were forwarded to the prosecutor’s office and a warrant was issued. On Friday, July 6 Denton was arrested on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center.