A judge finds probable cause to try an escaped jail inmate who made his way to La Crosse after breaking away from police in Prairie du Chien.
Paul Germundson pleads not guilty to three criminal counts, choosing not to have an evidence hearing before Judge Elliott Levine on Thursday.
Authorities say Germundson got away from officers on August 2nd, while being taken from the Crawford County jail to a hospital.
He reportedly stole a car, and abandoned the vehicle in Stoddard before making it to La Crosse, where he was arrested outside a motel during a struggle with police, including an attempt to take a gun out of an officer’s holster so police would shoot him.
No trial date has been set on the charges of resisting arrest, attempting to disarm an officer, and possessing narcotics.