St. James man who assaulted elderly man appears in court 14 Jul 17

The St. James man who assaulted an elderly man causing serious injury made his first appearance in Watonwan County District Court. Jesus Ibarra has been charged with first degree assault. According to the criminal complaint, Ibarra attacked 80-year-old Pascual Sanchez on June 26th. Following the assault Pascual had to be airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital due to the severity of his injuries. Ibarra is no longer represented by his court appointed public defender. He is now represented by well-known private attorney Kevin Green.