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La Crosse man, unable to enter plea because of another arrest, faces 9 new charges



A La Crosse man accused of beating and abducting his girlfriend faces nine new charges in court. 

Shawn Stromberg couldn’t enter a plea Thursday. He got arrested again.

The plea supposed to be on previous charges of attacking his girlfriend. The 46-year-old was arrested again last week for allegedly kidnapping the same woman.

Stromberg took her car and they drove to a motel in Viroqua, hitting the woman repeatedly while threatening to kill her.

La Crosse police tried to find Stromberg after the woman dialed 911 and a dispatcher apparently heard Stromberg yell at the victim for making the call.

Police in Westby, Wis., stopped the car the next day.

Stromberg is also suspected of threatening to kill his girlfriend, telling her, “We might as well end it now.”

Stromberg is being charged with kidnapping, battery and false imprisonment, which are all related to domestic abuse.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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