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St. James Man Charged with Felony Assault

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A Saint James man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly punching another man several times--causing him to be airlifted for medical treatment.
It happened on Sunday at the Watonwan County Fairgrounds shortly before 1:00 AM.

The criminal complaint says Sergio Morales approached a couple after taking offense to what he felt was a racial comment. Morales then allegedly punched the man several times.

After Morales was pulled off, court documents say he came back and punched the victim two or three more times.

The man suffered a concussion and swollen eye, and was eventually airlifted to Rochester.

Morales' next court appearance is set for July 30 at 1:00 PM.