Man from Wright County Arrested, Accused of Attacking Two Black People with a Hatchet
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Man from Wright County Arrested, Accused of Attacking Two Black People with a Hatchet

A man from Wright County is in custody for allegedly attacking two people with a hatchet, a crime the victims say was motivated by the fact they were black.

Investigators say Jason Bailey got into an altercation with the two on June 4.

Prosecutors attest that he was the aggressor in the attack. Both victims had multiple wounds from being hit by the hatchet, while Bailey had lacerations to the back of his head.

The alleged victims’, who are neighbors of Bailey’s, say he came to their home and began shouting expletives and racial slurs prior to the attack.

Bailey’s fiancee, Lesa Disney, says the attack was not motivated by race.

He was initially charged with a hate crime, as well as two counts of first-degree assault, but the hate crime charge appears to have been dropped from the case.

Bailey has been booked into the Wright County Jail, where he is still being held. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 24.