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Wanted in 4 counties, La Crosse man gets arrested as fugitive at Wal-Mart



Authorities in four area counties have been looking for a La Crosse man who has failed to show up for court hearings.

Maclin Jefferson finally turned up at the La Crosse Walmart on Friday, and now he’s being held in the La Crosse County jail as a fugitive from Minnesota.

A Winona judge issued a warrant for Jefferson when he missed a sentencing for retail theft in January.

Jefferson also faces criminal or traffic charges in La Crosse, Vernon, and Monroe counties.

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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