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Two brothers appear in court on armed robbery charges

Brad Williams

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Timothy Ellis (left) and his brother, Justin, flank their attorney in La Crosse County court on Friday

The two La Crosse men accused of robbing a man at gunpoint on the street this week have made appearances in court.

Brothers Timothy and Justin Ellis are being held in the county jail on cash bond…$10,000 for Timothy, and $5000 for Justin.

Timothy is suspected of firing a bullet into the robbery victim’s car.

The holdup happened Wednesday morning on Liberty Street.

Police followed footprints in the snow from the crime scene to a house on Gould Street, where they waited for hours in frigid weather before entering the building.

Timothy Ellis and Justin Ellis were arrested a few hours later at their home near the crime scene, after police followed footprints to a house on Gould Street and waited outside in frigid weather.

Both men are charged with armed robbery, and recklessly endangering safety.

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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