For the second consecutive year, La Crosse County has recorded 1,000 felony cases.
This year, it came a week earlier than last.
The district attorney’s office blames much of the spike in felonies in recent years on drug use and possession, especially meth.
By comparison, Milwaukee County only needed two months to reach the 1,000-felony level this year.
At the other end, Monroe County just recorded its 600th felony early this month.
The 1,000th felony case was a domestic abuse charge against Yovon Boyd of West Salem. The 33-year-old was arrested Tuesday after allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend during an argument.
He’s also charged with felony possession of a firearm.