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Accused shooting suspect returns to jail hours after bonding out

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La Crosse police are seething over the latest revolving door criminal case in the city.

Turnmire

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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