La Crosse police are seething over the latest revolving door criminal case in the city.
The case involves Jesse Turnmire,29, accused of shooting into a south side home in La Crosse on Sunday and facing several charges for that.
Police criticized judge Ramona Gonzalez for lowering Turnmire’s bond yesterday from $10,000 cash to $2,500.
Turnmire bonded out at 6:30 p.m. Four hours later, police picked him up again during a drug investigation.
They arrested him with meth, a pile of cash and a pellet gun that looked like the real thing. The guy Turnmire was arrested with, 32-year-old Matthew Symitczek, was the one who posted Turnmire’s bond. Both men face charges in the bust.
A search warrant led to police finding more meth, suspected heroin and handgun ammunition in a hotel room where both men are suspected of staying.
In a statement on the arrest, assistant police chief Rob Abraham said, in part, “Firing bullets into a house is a serious community safety issue. In this incident I don’t believe that community safety was considered by lowering the bond. I don’t understand why our judges keep letting felons with guns consistently back onto the streets.”
Later, on Twitter, Abraham emphasized his position with this: “Judge Gonzalez your reputation is holding strong as a favorite of the criminals!!!”