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Man shot by police in 2016 for charging them with logging chain, in jail again on $10,000 bond



Daniel Lexvold will need $10,000 to get out of jail again. 

The former La Crosse man, who has a history of becoming violent with law officers, is facing six new charges after an arrest in downtown La Crosse around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Back in December of 2016, Lexvold was shot twice and wounded by police during a standoff just off Highway 16 in which he charged officers with a logging chain (see video here)

After Lexvold was pulled over by La Crosse police at Fifth and Cass street Tuesday, the 38-year-old made a remark to officers about not having his logging chain with him.

He was charged with battery to an officer and resisting arrest.

Jessica Skemp from the District Attorney’s office says Lexvold continues to have a history of violent offenses.

“Particularly, I think, the conduct towards law enforcement — resisting being taken into custody, being held accountable for his behavior — indicates that he is a risk to not appear in court, as well,” Skemp said in court.

His attorney asked to have Lexvold undergo mental health treatment.

Lexvold had a brief trial in La Crosse this week on a theft charge of stealing a boat lift from two years ago. He was found guilty and was placed on justice sanctions for 30 days.


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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