Felonies in La Crosse County pass 1,200 for second consecutive year
For the second consecutive year, La Crosse County’s district attorney has filed more than 1,000 felony cases within the calendar year.
Thursday, felony number 1,200 for the year was heard by Judge Ramona Gonzalez.
Last year’s total was surpassed a few days ago.
Drug cases and bail-jumping account for much of the rapid increase in the past two years, according to La Crosse DA Tim Gruenke.
The 1,200th felony was a bail-jumping case with a La Crosse woman violating a court order not to drink alcohol.
December 21, 2018 at 7:17 am
I’d like to know how many were original drug charges and how many were bail jumps on those original charges and did the bail jumps involve more drugs or other acts or technical failures like missing court or incidents unrelated to ‘drugs’.