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One of two charged in La Crosse armed robbery gets prison term

Brad Williams

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FILE - Timothy and Justin Ellis in court back in February 2019.

One of two brothers charged in a north La Crosse holdup has pleaded no contest, and is going to prison. 

Justin Ellis was convicted Wednesday, after reaching a plea agreement on an armed robbery charge. 

The 33-year-old and his brother, Timothy Ellis, are accused of robbing Sean Moore at gunpoint outdoors on a chilly January day last year. 

The victim identified Justin Ellis as one of the robbers by a cross tattoo on Justin’s neck. 

Justin will serve a two-year prison term. 

He’s already behind bars for a burglary committed in Milwaukee County, also last year. 

Timothy Ellis also is accused of firing a bullet into Moore’s parked car during the holdup, and is scheduled for trial next month in 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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