Man Accused Of Locking Son Under Basement Stairs Now Requesting Jury Trial

Fri 5-10-2019

(Cedar Rapids)-- A man charged for locking his son under some basement steps at his home in Ackley, Iowa, now wants his case heard by a jury.

30-year-old Alex Shadlow waived his right to a jury trial in April. Now he's changed his mind and wants a jury to hear it.

Shadlow and his fiance, 40-year-old Traci Tyler, are accused of locking up the boy for atleast nine hours a day in 2017. The boy was eight-years-old at the time.

Tyler pleaded guilty to the charges against her and was sentenced to jail last month.

Shadlow's trial had been moved to Dickinson county on a change of venue.