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Two choking suspects charged in La Crosse area abuse cases

Brad Williams

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Two suspects accused of strangling women in separate cases were brought to La Crosse County court on Wednesday. 

Yano Gipson of Holmen faces domestic abuse charges of choking his wife during an argument. 

Police say the victim complained about how Gipson’s daughter was cleaning the floor, when the 47-year-old allegedly pulled his wife’s ponytail, then onto a bed where he briefly choked her. 

In La Crosse, William Ives is suspected of choking his girlfriend while they sat in a parked car. 

Ives had taken her phone, and reportedly found messages from men on it, leading him to start choking her.

Police say Ives then took the phone with him into the house, and the victim flagged down a stranger and asked him to call police. 

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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