woman sentenced to probation for assaulting mother

A Peosta woman has been sentenced to two years of informal probation for assaulting her mother earlier this year.

Morgan M. Quick, 22, of Peosta, was recently given the sentence in the Iowa District Court of Dubuque County after pleading guilty to a charge of assault causing injury. She was initially charged with domestic assault causing injury.

As part of a plea deal, a charge of child endangerment was dismissed.

Court documents state that Quick assaulted her mother, Janet M. Quick, 56, on June 7 at their Peosta residence.

Morgan Quick bit her mother on the right forearm, leaving teeth marks and bruising, documents state.

“Morgan also bit Janet on the right shoulder, attempted to gouge her eyes, and Janet received a cut on her right index finger,” documents state. Morgan Quick’s 1-year-old son was knocked over in his high chair during the incident, according to documents.