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Judge turns down Turnmire’s latest request for lower bond



Matthew Symitczek (left) and Jesse Turnmire in La Crosse County court last week.

There was no bond reduction Thursday for Jesse Turnmire.


Judge Ramona Gonzalez turned down a request to reduce bond for the Bangor man, accused of dealing drugs and firing a gun outside a La Crosse apartment building.

Gonzalez did reduce Turnmire’s $10,000 bond last week to $2,500, which the 29-year-old posted to get out of jail.

He was arrested again four hours later, as the judge was criticized by La Crosse police for reducing his bond.

Gonzalez said she was not going to change Turnmire’s bond this time because of his “inability” to comply with the conditions of it.

Turnmire also needs to find a new attorney. Defense attorney Vincent Rust has discovered a conflict of interest, leading him to withdraw from the case.

A public defender will be assigned to represent Turnmire.

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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