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Convicted robber in La Crosse now charged with false imprisonment

Brad Williams

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A La Crosse man recently convicted of armed robbery is now ordered to go to trial for false imprisonment. 

Timothy Ellis Junior is accused of preventing a woman from leaving a bedroom at his apartment last month. 

The woman apparently made a false claim that Ellis had choked her, so police would come quickly to the apartment. 

Ellis was convicted in July of robbing a man at gunpoint in early 2019, and is scheduled to be sentenced in that case later this month. 

His brother, Justin Ellis, is serving a prison term for his role in the same robbery.

Judge Gloria Doyle reduced Timothy Ellis’s bond from $10,000 cash to $1000, but has still ordered him to have no contact with the victim in the imprisonment case.  

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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