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La Crescent school superintendent arrested on assault charge



The newly-hired La Crescent-Hokah school superintendent finds himself in court, accused of disorderly conduct and domestic assault.

Superintendent Eric Martinez was arrested at his La Crescent home late Thursday night. A judge has ordered him not to use alcohol or drugs.

Martinez was booked into the Houston County jail in Caledonia, Minn., early Friday morning. He made a brief court appearance later in the day.

Martinez was released from jail, and scheduled for another court hearing Dec. 7.

The 51-year-old Martinez has been with the La Crescent district for four months, coming to the area from the Waubun school system in northwestern Minnesota, near Fargo, N.D.

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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