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Greengrass goes to jail, weeks after facing charges in fatal shooting near 7th Street



FILE - Flower set outside apartments on 7th Street South in La Crosse, where Storm Vondrashek was killed in a shootout May 22, 2022.

A teenager wounded in a deadly shooting in La Crosse was back in the county jail, facing murder counts, as two other teens face charges of helping him avoid capture.


Jackson Greengrass is facing several charges, including felony murder, attempted homicide and resisting arrest.

The 17-year-old Greengrass, along with 15-year-old Storm Vondrashek, were shot during a confrontation outside an apartment building near Gundersen Health System on May 22.

Vondrashek died shortly after being shot. Sage Hicke, 18, is suspected of firing the shot that killed Vondrashek — and turned himself into police a few weeks later — but Greengrass is accused of helping cause Vondrashek’s death by being a party to the crime.

Greengrass is also accused of attempted murder, because prosecutors believe he and Vondrashek tried to shoot Hicke, who said he shot them in self defense.

Greengrass was released from jail on bond after a court hearing on the day of the shooting, but that was before police had all the details worked on on the events of the shooting, so the La Crosse County District Attorney’s office was unable to charge him until June with attempting to shoot Hicke.

Greengrass avoided arrest again until early Friday morning, when Onalaska police pulled over a suspicious car seen at Rowe Park after hours.

A passenger later identified as Greengrass ran. Police saw him again an hour later, riding a bike and captured him. He was booked in the La Crosse jail, and Judge Scott Horne set his bond at $75,000.

The two other people in the car at Rowe Park, Jakob Moran and Sarah Thesing, are charged with aiding a felon by having Greengrass with them. Moran claimed he didn’t know Greengrass, and said the man just asked him for a ride shortly before police came along.

Greengrass is due back in court on July 22. Moran remains in jail on a $10,000 bond. Thesing was released on a signature bond.

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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