(Mankato, MN) — Two men are behind bars in connection to a knife assault in Mankato. Police say 54-year-old Thomas Geisler and 50-year-old Ronald Fairbanks were charged Wednesday for allegedly assaulting two people with a knife. According to reports, Fairbanks threatened to beat one victim and also claimed he would cut up the victim’s face. The second victim also says Geisler swung a knife over him several times. Both men now face felony counts of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and threats of violence.
Two Charged In Mankato Knife Assault
By Ashley Hanley|2021-11-04T05:21:02-05:00November 4th, 2021|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!