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Person seriously injured in attack at troubled residential facility



This news story was published on March 30, 2018.
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FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A person was attacked by inmates in a Northern Iowa residential facility and airlifted to a Wisconsin hospital with serious injuries.

The incident began on March 29, 2018 at 6:23 PM, when the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a physical altercation at Prairie View Residential Facility between several residents living there.

A victim was transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union by Tri State Ambulance and later airlifted to Gunderson in Lacrosse for serious injuries.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, deputies arrested 24-yer-old Tyson Eugene Leslie, 28-year-old Prestin Allen Misch and 25-year-old Jose Israel Hernandez, Jr. All three men are residents at Prairie View.

The three individuals were transported to the Fayette County Jail where they were charged with Willful injury, (Class C Felony) and held pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

Later, on March 30, 2018, Fayette County Deputies arrested 18-year-old Brandi Bailey for providing a false statement and aid and abet to willful injury, a class C felony. The investigation stems from the assault that took place at the residential facility. Allegedly, Bailey assisted the three original suspects by assisting them with gaining access into the victim’s room where he was assaulted.

Sheriff Marty Fisher added that “it is very fortunate that no other residents or staff members were injured in this altercation.”

The Prairie View Residential Facility has been in the news multiple times in recent days over sexual relationships between residents and staff, and other assaults and incidents over the years.  Last year, a Mason City man was accused of dealing drugs there.

Jose Israel Hernandez Jr.:

Brandy Destiny Marie Bailey:


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9 Responses to Person seriously injured in attack at troubled residential facility

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 1, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Well the victim must have been doing something bad to someone….they don’t just do something like that to someone for no reason…..like maybe doing something bad to the girl…..think about it people…….

  2. Jon Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I would hate to see the 2 human beings of each that created what those pictures show. Wow.

  3. Brian Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Tax dollars for the airlift!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2018 at 11:42 am

    All swell lookers including the maybe grand marshall of the band festival .

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2018 at 6:29 am

    These tax payer funded halfway houses only do ONE thing well give someone a job who is paid and told to look the other way while the inmates run the place. It’s sad and a severe waste of tax payer funds. It makes young inmates worse and we are paying for that result.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2018 at 1:25 am

    she is a cutie with the meth marks all over her face

  7. Bob Euler Reply Report comment

    March 30, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I knew eugenics was a real thing.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    WHY?