Assault Investigation

By: News Release
Feb 7th, 2019

Date: 2/6/2019
Incident/Charge: Assault Investigation
Location: South Winneshiek

Incident Details: On January 15, 2019 the Sheriff’s Office was notified and began an investigation of two separate incidents involving South Winneshiek High School Students. One of the incidents occurred at South Winneshiek High School and the other occurred in rural Winneshiek County near Fort Atkinson. Both incidents involved assaults that occurred on a South Winneshiek student. On January 28, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office completed the investigation and submitted the case to the prosecutor.

The Sheriff’s Office filed charges on five South Winneshiek students. Braxton Smith was charged in adult court with aggravated assault with intent to commit sexual assault, and four additional juveniles were referred to juvenile court. Due to public information laws, the Sheriff’s Office is not able to release any additional details pertaining to the four juveniles.

The Winneshiek County Attorney’s Office turned over the prosecution of this case to the Allamakee County Attorney’s Office due to a conflict of interest.