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Chicago man told not to return to La Crosse, except for court hearings




Don’t come back to La Crosse, unless you have to. 

That’s one of the conditions imposed on an Illinois man who’s been released from the La Crosse County jail, and is waiting to be tried for fleeing from city police. 

Jerry Smith, Jr., of Chicago, also known as Jerry Berry, has been told to stay in Illinois and not return to La Crosse, except for scheduled court hearings. 

La Crosse police attempted to arrest Smith at a Walgreen’s for allegedly trying to get drugs with a forged prescription. 

Smith drove off, and hit parked cars and a house during a police chase. 

He’s also accused of endangering two passengers in his car. 

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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  1. Dawn Kinard

    December 20, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    La Crosse form of Justice!!!! Good job, send back to Chicago to schedule next run!!! Wonder why we have problems?!

  2. Gloria Habhegger

    December 20, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    What about making restitution for the damages he caused. Why should innocent people have to pay for his actions?

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