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Woman kicks out man who offered $400 to hide him from La Crosse police during chase

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The $400 wasn’t enough of a payoff to a La Crosse resident to hide another man who was being chased by police. 

It all started with an apparent drug deal witnessed by police, which led to a chase on the north side.

The La Crosse Police officers watched a vehicle drop off a woman around 4 p.m. Friday in an alley off Caledonia Street.

The driver, Jacob Stanles, noticed the squad car and took off in reverse, knocking over several garbage cans.

The 25-year-old then led police on a chase, turning onto Avon Street before being hit by a car going southbound on Gillette.

The crash disabled Stanles’ vehicle, so he got out and ran into a house on Gillette, where he offered the resident $400 to hide a few minutes.

She ordered him out and police found Stanles as he was leaving.

He’s charged with hit-and-run, felony eluding, trespassing and also has a warrant in Houston County.

Police say they found recipes for meth in his pocket.

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