LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A 17-year-old is facing an attempted homicide charge after law enforcement officers say he attacked a 15-year-old girl in Onalaska. According to a criminal complaint, Austin Bailey stabbed a girl multiple times who had been asleep inside a mobile home Friday morning.
Bailey left before officers arrived. They found him later holding a knife in one hand. Officers used less lethal rounds to disarm him. Bailey and the victim were taken to the hospital. If convicted, Bailey could face up to 60 years in prison for the attempted homicide charge. He’s also charged with armed burglary.