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Decorah man accused of threatening La Crosse police, while suspect in similar case will move ahead to trial



An Iowa man has been arrested in La Crosse County for allegedly threatening a law officer, after a bar disturbance on Caledonia Street. 

Police were called to Fish’s Bar on Sunday when Jeremy Snell of Decorah became upset, believing that somebody had stolen his debit card. 


Snell reportedly resisted arrest, told police to charge him with attempted murder, and told one officer “if I see you, you’re dead.” 

Snell is also wanted on an out-of-county warrant.

Meanwhile, another case of local police being threatened is moving ahead to trial.

Ronald Wright of La Crosse pleads “no contest” on charges of threatening police and other people in Copeland Park.


Wright is facing nine criminal counts after an incident at Copeland this month, where he allegedly threw a metal bar at a passing car. 

When police arrested Wright, he reportedly spat at an officer, and warned that police would be dead, quote, “if I ever become somebody.”  Wright’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 20th.

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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