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Sparta resident charged with attack on police

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A Sparta man faces several charges of misconduct against police officers, including a threat to shoot police. 

Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Cox was arrested last week, after police responded to a disturbance. 

Cox is accused of repeatedly trying to grab one officer’s gun and threatening to shoot that officer. 

Two officers had to be treated for injuries after the incident. 

The Monroe County D-A has charged Cox with 15 criminal counts, many of them felonies. 

A judge has set a cash bond of $500, and ordered Cox to have no contact with three Sparta police officers.       

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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