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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Trooper Alex Dinkla
August 16, 2017

Public Information Officer
Cell: (515) 443-6644
Office: (515) 725-6189

Iowa State Fair Incident - Update

In regards to the stabbing that took place around 10:30 PM last night at the fair; the victim has been identified as 21-year-old Tay Ronce Denton. Denton is in stable condition at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.  The minor in custody that has been charged with (2) counts of willful injury has been identified as 17-year-old Yuri Green.  Green remains in custody.  Two other juveniles that were involved in the altercation have received notices and are no longer allowed at the Iowa State Fair. 

The Iowa State Patrol wants to remind fair goers to practice safety; be alert and aware of your surroundings and be responsible while attending the Iowa State Fair this year. 


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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