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Convicted robber jailed in La Crosse after skipping sentencing



A La Crosse man who failed to show for two sentencing hearings in December has now been arrested. 


Timothy Ellis was booked early Monday in the La Crosse County jail. 

The 26-year-old Ellis and his brother Justin Ellis have been convicted of robbing a third man at gunpoint in January of 2019 in north La Crosse. 

Justin Ellis is currently serving a prison sentence for the crime.

When Timothy Ellis didn’t show up for his sentencing just before Christmas, Judge Scott Horne issued a bench warrant. 

Timothy Ellis was in Milwaukee at the time, and he had been warned that he was supposed to come to the judge’s courtroom in person. A friend, however, said Timothy Ellis was worried that he might be arrested if he showed up. 

His bond is set at $10,000 cash, and since no court was scheduled Monday because of the holiday, he could appear on Tuesday.    


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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