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Reedsburg man faces charges for vehicle theft and shooting at police

Brad Williams

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A Reedsburg man could be charged with stealing a car and shooting at police, following incidents in Black River Falls on Memorial Day.

Quentin Labansky crashed Monday, after leading officers on two chases in Eau Claire County.

Black River Police say the 21-year-old went into an apartment building and fired shots at officers.

The police fired back, and Labansky reportedly fled and tried to break into other homes and vehicles.

He then stole a bike, went into an occupied home and exchanged shots with officers a second time before being arrested.

He’s now jailed in Jackson County, but the Clark County Sheriff’s office is investigating.

According to on-line records, Sauk County issued an arrest warrant for Labansky last month.

At that time, Labansky was charged with theft, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass to a dwelling.

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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