Bringus charged with attempted murder

COALVILLE – The suspect in a June 1 Coalville home invasion was charged Thursday with attempted murder.

Jason J. Bringus, 37, of Fort Dodge, is also facing charges of first-degree robbery, assault while participating in a felony and going armed with intent, all felonies. He also faces an aggravated misdemeanor, carrying weapons.

Bringus, who is accused of stabbing Dean Henderson at his Coalville home on June 1, had been recovering at a Des Moines hospital since the early morning incident in which Bringus was shot.

Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs said Bringus had recovered enough to be charged and brought back to the Webster County Jail Thursday.

His bond on the charges totals $67,500.

Bringus allegedly showed up at Henderson’s Coalville home around 6 a.m. on June 1 and began speaking with him, according to Stubbs.

At first Bringus was only asking Henderson questions, but then Bringus allegedly began struggling with him.

Henderson “received several lacerations to his neck” with a knife, according to Stubbs.

Henderson was able to get his gun and shoot Bringus three times.

Bringus fled the scene in his vehicle, which was later located in a ditch on Mill Road, just outside of Fort Dodge. Bringus was still in the vehicle, law enforcement reported.

Both Henderson and Bringus were taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center.

Bringus was eventually transported to the Des Moines hospital for further treatment.

Stubbs declined to get into specifics regarding Bringus’ injuries, but he described them as serious.

Henderson was released from Trinity after a little more than a week. Stubbs said Henderson “has made a remarkable recovery.”

The sheriff said Thursday that the charges will bring relief to Henderson’s family and the county.

“This new information and charges are a start to recovery and resolution to the Dean Henderson family and citizens of Webster County,” he said.