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La Crosse man bites one cop, gets two others tased in struggle

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He allegedly bit a cop’s hand for 10 seconds. Then he was tased, along with two officers who were holding him down. 

The incident happened Sunday night at a La Crosse apartment on Miller St. and has gotten Louis Steele charges of battery and resisting arrest.

Several officers were called to the 33-year-old’s apartment, where he also, reportedly, threatened to shoot police, along with making threats to neighbors.

He’s expected to return to court next month, after a scheduled back operation.

Prosecutor Courtney Strittmater said in court Tuesday Steele has a long record of arrests.

Early last year, Steele was arrested after a standoff with police at a house near the former K-Mart in La Crosse. He was placed on probation for three years.  

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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