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Accused shooting suspect returns to jail hours after bonding out



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!!!”

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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  1. Tom Neberman

    December 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Time to IMPEACH gonzalez..

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