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Not guilty verdict entered for suspect in Campbell threats

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PHOTO: Richard Gilbert mug shot.

A French Island man will be scheduled for trial, on charges of threatening officials in the Town of Campbell.

A not guilty plea was entered Friday for Richard Gilbert, who was arrested last month after police say he called the Campbell town chair and made death threats in a voice message.

The 58-year-old Gilbert reportedly has a history of showing up at the town hall and harassing workers there over building permits.

Police say Gilbert left a phone message for town chair Joshua Johnson, in which he was quoted as saying “You guys are killing me, maybe it’s time to start killing you turkeys.”  

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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