Man Arrested For Hitting Co-Worker With Shovel

On Thursday, August 28th Storm Lake Police Department were dispatched to the Hillshire Brands Plant at 315 Vilas Road in reference to an assault.

A construction worker identified as Victor Vela, 22 of Houston, TX, allegedly assaulted another worker at the plant by attempting to strike the co-worker in the head with a shovel on Wednesday.

The victim placed his arms up in defense and suffered an injury to his arm. The injury was treated at Hillshire.

Vela was terminated and told to leave the site. On Thursday afternoon Vela returned to the work site and allegedly became belligerent with personnel.

Police were called and located Vela and arrested him without incident.

Vela is charged with willful injury. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $5,000 bond.