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Repeat offender facing charges after domestic fight in north La Crosse

Brad Williams

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Police are charging a La Crosse man with resisting arrest and spitting at a jailer after a domestic fight. 

Forty-year-old Chad Kelemen is accused of a felony, for allegedly spitting at the jail staffer when being booked in the La Crosse County jail on Tuesday morning. 

Officers were called to a home on Caledonia Street, because a man and a woman were yelling at each other. 

Kelemen allegedly became angry at his girlfriend, tried to pull her off a bed by her legs, pulled the woman’s hair and hit her. 

Kelemen admitted to punching a hole in a wooden door and breaking a TV. 

He couldn’t explain why there was a knife sticking into the kitchen ceiling.

Police say both Kelemen and the victim may have been drinking or using drugs before the fight. 

Kelemen was sent to prison in 2018, after being convicted of trying to choke a different woman he had been dating. 

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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