Suspect in Vehicular Assaults Jailed After Being Released from Hospital

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa -- The man officials say intentionally drove a pickup truck at two people, critically injuring one of them, is behind bars after being released from the hospital.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Chad Winninger, of Monroe, was released from the hospital Monday night. He was taken into custody by law enforcement at that time and booked into the Polk County Jail.

Tuesday morning he made his initial court appearance.

Officials say Winninger is responsible for using his truck to assault two people Sunday morning at the Highland Park Little League at 4700 NW Morningstar. Forty-nine-year-old Dean Bradham of Sioux City and 56-year-old Edwin Sullivan of West Des Moines were hurt in the incident. Sullivan is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital and Bradham was treated and released at the scene.

Winninger is charged with willful injury causing serious injury, willful injury causing bodily injury, first degree criminal mischief, and three counts of interference with official acts causing bodily injury.

Law enforcement officials have not released any information on what prompted the assault.

Winninger's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 30th.