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County’s 1000th felony of 2020 is strong-arm robbery case

Brad Williams

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La Crosse County’s one thousandth felony case of this year has been filed, against one of several alleged suspects in a robbery at an Onalaska parking lot. 

The suspect in case 2020-CF-1000 is Amber Scott of Eitzen.  Scott and a La Crosse man, Aspen Kalina, appeared in court on Tuesday facing a number of serious charges, including robbery with use of force and battery. 

Three other people reportedly may be charged as well. 

Police believe the suspects attacked a woman in the Home Depot parking lot earlier this month, and stole cash and property from her car. 

It may have been a revenge crime, with Scott believing the victim previously had stolen property from her.        

This is the fourth straight year that La Crosse County has exceeded 1000 felony cases in court, although the number of felonies per year has gone down in the past two years.

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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