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Madison man jailed in La Crosse for January murder



A murder suspect captured this month in Tennessee is expected to appear in La Crosse County court on Monday.

Karvel Freeman of Madison was booked in the La Crosse County jail on Sunday, almost three weeks after being arrested in Rutherford County, Tennessee on a warrant from Wisconsin.

Freeman is one of two suspects in the January shooting death of Ernest Knox outside a north La Crosse bar. The other suspect, Nelson Brown of Rockford, has not been arrested yet.

A status hearing also is scheduled Monday for one of the two men accused of a triple murder outside a quarry near West Salem. Three men were shot at that location last July. Nya Thao and Khamthaneth Rattanasack are awaiting trial later this year for those shootings.

Thao may appear in court Monday. Rattanasack has a status hearing in July.

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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