Onalaska teen accused of strangulation, stabbing ruled competent

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — The Onalaska teen accused of attempted homicide was ruled competent, according to online records.

17-year-old Austin Bailey is accused of breaking into a mobile home in Onalaska on Sept. 2 and trying to strangle a 15-year-old girl. According to the criminal complaint, the girl fought back, Bailey pulled out a knife and began stabbing her. The girl continued to fight with him until he allegedly fled through a window.

Onalaska Police later found Bailey near the intersection of Oak Ave North and Quincy Street. Bailey refused to surrender, asking officers to shoot him, police said. The officers fired a “less lethal” round, hitting Bailey’s leg. Bailey dropped his knife and was arrested.

Bailey’s competency hearing took place Wednesday. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 19.