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Woman hides in Kwik Trip, after escaping boyfriend who allegedly held her prisoner

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Bond is set at $25,000 in a La Crosse courtroom for a man accused of sexually assaulting, choking, and threatening to kill his girlfriend. 

Gregory Simmons also is accused of false imprisonment, battery and resisting arrest. The 37-year-old is accused of holding his girlfriend prisoner, choking her and threatening to kill her.

The woman made an effort to escape from Simmons by hiding inside a Kwik Trip with help from a store employee.

Judge Scott Horne set the high cash bond, noting that Simmons has several prior cases on his record.

Simmons is jailed on nine separate counts.

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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