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Gunfire suspect will not get bond reduced again

Brad Williams

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A La Crosse man will be scheduled for trial on gun charges, resulting from a shooting incident on 5th Avenue last month. 

Tyrone Johnson is accused of illegally possessing two guns as a convicted felon. 

Police found weapons in Johnson’s vehicle shortly after shots were heard at his address in January.  Johnson’s wife also was in the vehicle, along with two young children.

Judge Todd Bjerke says he’s ‘very concerned’ that Johnson had guns in violation of court orders. 

Bjerke denied a request to have Johnson’s bond reduced from $2500 cash.   Recently, another county judge lowered bond in the case from $10,000 to the present $2500.

Johnson has 5 open criminal cases in court.  

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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