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Two La Crosse County men going to federal prison for gun crimes



Jesse Turnmire won’t be back on the street any time soon. 

The Bangor man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for being a convicted felon possessing a firearm. 

Turnmire made news back in December, when he was released from the La Crosse County jail, only to be arrested again four hours later. 

La Crosse police cited the Turnmire case as an example of local judges letting prisoners out of jail too easily. 

Turnmire’s release came after he was charged with firing shots outside an apartment complex on South Avenue. 

Also sentenced to federal prison on a gun charge…Emmanuel Hunt of Onalaska, who was accused of felony gun possession twice in less than a month. 

Hunt’s case also got attention when he was charged with robbing a woman, but the woman claimed Hunt wasn’t the real attacker.  

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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