Jesus Ibarra appeared in Watonwan County District Court on Tuesday, July 11th for his first appearance, after he was charged with 1st degree assult. This comes a little over a week after he allegedly attacked 80 year old St. James resident Pascual Sanchez on June 26th, leaving him in the hospital for days. After the alleged assault Sanchez had to be flown to the hospital as he suffered many injuries. The 80 year old St. James resident, is now home from the hospital as he goes through his recovery.

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