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Oshkosh area man charged in La Crosse with strangling and weapon crimes

Brad Williams



An Oshkosh area man is jailed in La Crosse for allegedly strangling his ex-girlfriend and threatening her with a gun. 

Bond is set at $10,000 cash for Thaddius Ledford of Winnebago. 

A La Crosse woman accused Ledford of choking her and pointing a gun to her head, during a fight that occurred Saturday. 

She said Ledford admitted to giving drugs to a La Crosse area man, just before that man died. 

Ledford allegedly made threatening statements to the woman, such as, “Call the cops, you’ll be in a body bag,” and, “You just caused a lot of problems for yourself.”

The victim also claimed Ledford is a cousin of Shavonte Thompson, who’s wanted for murder in a Nov. 2 shooting death in north La Crosse.     

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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