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Black River Falls man arrested after trying to assault a juvenile



The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls about an assault at East Arbutus Campground Friday.

A drunk man tried to assault a juvenile male while in a public restroom, according to deputies. The juvenile was not hurt because his family and other campers quickly responded to the area.

Algernon Bow, 42, of Black River Falls was arrested and is currently in the Jackson County Jail. The sheriff’s office and district attorney’s office is actively investigating the incident.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office warns it has noticed increased activity in county parks and campgrounds this summer.

“The sheriff’s office has officers dedicated to our county parks, but reminds all visitors to stay vigilant and monitor young children,” Chief Deputy Adam Olson said in a statement. “These public parks offer relaxation and a great getaway, but the increased crowds also increase the potential danger.”

Olson recommended parents speak with children about dangers, strangers, as well as water safety.

Any suspicious activity can be reported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 715-284-9009.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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