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County inmate charged with battery after attack on another prisoner

Brad Williams

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An alleged fight between two La Crosse County jail inmates leads to a battery charge against one.

Thomas Hamilton Jr. is accused of battery against prisoner Dano Waller during a confrontation on Monday.

Waller claims Hamilton passed gas while walking near him in the jail, and he complained to Hamilton.

According to jail video, Hamilton charged at Waller and hit him three times in the head, causing redness to his ear.

Hamilton is 47, and was convicted in August of battery to law enforcement.

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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