Stabbing At Dallas County Fairgrounds Sends West Branch Man To Hospital

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter
A West Branch man working the carnival at the Dallas County Fair was stabbed twice in the back at the fairgrounds early Tu

According to the Dalls County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the county fairgrounds north of Adel at 1:04 a.m. Initial reports indicated a suspect might have been involved, prompting a response from the sheriff’s office, Adel and Waukee police departments, Iowa State Patrol, Dallas County Emergency Medical Service and the Adel Fire Department. It was determined that no gun was involved.

Police said they discovered Daniel Edmunds, 43, of West Branch on one end of the fairgrounds, suffering from two stab wounds to his back. Paul J. Boruch, 43, of Indiana was taken into custody at the other end of the fairgrounds. Police said the stabbing was the result of an insolated incident between the two carnival employees and alcohol might have been a factor.

Edmunds was taken to the hospital, where the knife was removed from his back. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Boruch was also taken to the hospital for unknown injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, but will not impact the Dallas County Fair, which is scheduled to begin later this week.

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