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Police release video of La Crosse man — charged for nine crimes — dropping gun, while running from police



A guy with a movie-star name is facing a long list of criminal charges in La Crosse County. 


James Dean is accused of eight counts, including possession of meth and fentanyl and keeping a firearm and a knife. 

Dean reportedly ran from police Wednesday when they tried to arrest him on a warrant at the Rose Street Kwik Trip. 

According to a police video, Dean let go of a gun after running into a picnic table. 

He allegedly was carrying half a pound of meth in his vehicle. 

The 36-six-year-old’s bond has been set at $50,000 cash.

According to police, Dean was charged with the following:
Possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver – 961.41(1m)(e)4
Battery to law enforcement – 940.20(2)
Felon in possession of a Firearm – 941.29(2)(a)
Carrying a concealed knife – 941.231
Resisting/Obstructing an officer – 946.41
Possession of drug paraphernalia – 961.573(1)
Probation violation – 973.10
Possession of THC – 961.41(3g)(e)
Possession of narcotic drugs – 961.41(3g)(am)

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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