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Not guilty plea entered for La Crosse man accused of shooting at policeman during chase



A trial will be scheduled for the man arrested in La Crosse last week for allegedly shooting at a police officer.


A not guilty plea was filed for Curtis Ross II at a Tuesday hearing before Judge Scott Horne.

La Crosse Police Officer Hayden Halverson testified that he was following Ross near UW-La Crosse early on Feb. 22 in connection with a car theft, when he saw the 33-year-old apparently holding a gun.

“While following him, he extended his right arm back in my direction, and I observed a muzzle flash and heard a shot fired in my general direction,” Halverson told the court.

The officer was not hurt. A gun was found later in that area.

Ross was arrested while trying to hide behind or under a parked car. He has a previous conviction in Milwaukee for possessing a firearm.

Bond, last week, was initially set at $100,000 for Ross.

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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