CASTALIA, Iowa – Two men were arrested early Sunday after reports of violence in northeast Iowa.
Deputies were sent to a disturbance on Merrill Road in Castalia just before 1 am. They were told several people had been assaulted and the attackers had left before the deputies arrived. Two suspects were located a short while later by the Postville Police Department.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says Leonardo Navarro Espinoza, 35 of Postville, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, assault causing bodily injury, and assault. Francisco Esparza-Torres is charged with serious misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury.
Both suspects were taken to the Winneshiek County Jail. This case remains under investigation with more charges pending.