Julian StephonWendell Smith has been charged with aggravated battery for his role in a strip club brawl near Red Wing Friday night. The assault left a Prairie Island power plant worker from Ohio in a coma just two days before he was set to return home.
Smith, 23, was released yesterday on $7,500 bail. Devin Dujuan Williams, 20, was also arrested in connection with the assault but he was released pending further investigation.
The victim, Nick Wadsworth, had been in Red Wing to work on an outage at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant since July, according to his girlfriend Whitney Cochran. He's gone through two emergency brain surgeries and suffered a stroke yesterday.
Wadsworth was at the Border Lounge in Hager City, Wisconsin with friends Friday night when a fight broke out, and police found him unconscious near the door when they arrived to the scene shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.
Wadsworth has a one-year-old son that lives in Port Clinton, Ohio. His friends and family set up a page on the website Giveforward.com for donations.
Smith has two prior petty misdemeanor convictions on his record, one for trespassing in January 2013 and and one for disorderly conduct in December 2013.
Williams has a misdemeanor on his record for using a fictitious name/date of birth on a drivers license.