Felony Assault In St. James 27 Jul 13

A St. James man faces a felony assault charge for an incident at the Watonwan County Fair that allegedly led to another man being airlifted to a Rochester hospital. It happened at just before 1am Sunday at the county fairgrounds in St. James. Sergio Morales is accused of punching the man several times after apparently taking offense to what he felt was a racial comment. After Morales was pulled off of the man, authorities say that he came back and punched the victim several additional times. The victim suffered a concussion and swollen eye, and was airlifted to St. Mary’s in Rochester. Morales is scheduled to appear in court on the charges on Tuesday.