Father, girlfriend take pleas in boy's basement imprisonment

A man and woman in central Iowa accused of confining his son in a basement enclosure have taken plea deals

ELDORA, Iowa -- A man and woman accused of confining the man's son in a basement in central Iowa have taken plea deals.

Hardin County District Court records say 31-year-old Alex Shadlow pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping and two counts of child endangerment. Prosecutors lowered the kidnapping charge in return for Shadlow's pleas.

His girlfriend, 40-year-old Traci Tyler, pleaded guilty to three counts of child endangerment causing serious injury. She was found guilty in April of misdemeanor false imprisonment.

Sentencings haven't been scheduled.