St. James resident Sergio Morales is facing a felony assault charge after allegedly assaulting a man so severely that the victim was forced to be airlifted for medical treatment.
The incident took place early the Sunday of the Watonwan County Fair at about 1 a.m. According to the complaint, Morales approached a couple after hearing what he believed to be a negative racial comment. Morales then punched the man several times before being pulled off the victim.
The complaint goes on to say that Morales, after being pulled off, came back and punched the victim two or three more times, causing the man to have a swollen eye and concussion. The victim was airlifted to Rochester for treatment.