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19-year-old repeat offender back in La Crosse jail, a month after latest sentencing

Brad Williams

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Ronald Crosby Junior, seated second from left, is pictured during an August sentencing before Judge Gloria Doyle

A 19-year-old from La Crosse may be facing his third felony charge in less than a year.

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Ronald Crosby Jr., is accused of bail jumping and violating probation in a previous case, along with having a gun and possessing heroin.

Crosby was arrested in July on a charge of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Just last month, Crosby was put on probation for physically attacking his ex-girlfriend during an argument. He was then allowed to move to the Madison area.

La Crosse police have criticized local judges for letting Crosby back on the street to possibly commit more crimes.

During another sentencing in April for drug and sexual assault charges, Crosby asked for leniency.

“I’ve been doing everything in my power to try to change, so that the courts don’t look at me as a bad person,” said Crosby.

At that hearing, Crosby was sentenced to time served.

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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