Bringus appears in Magistrate court

The suspect in a Coalville home invasion made his initial appearance in Magistrate Court Friday.

A preliminary hearing for Jason J. Bringus, 37, of Fort Dodge, was set for Aug. 15.

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

He is being held in the Webster County Jail on $67,000 bond.

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 Thursday that Bringus had recovered enough to be charged and brought back to the Fort Dodge.

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 questions, but then he allegedly began struggling with Henderson.

Henderson “received several lacerations to his neck” with a knife, according to Stubbs. He 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 described Bringus’ injuries as serious.

Henderson was released from Trinity after a little more than a week.