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La Crosse Airport hijacking suspect could reach plea agreement



The 31-year-old Idaho man accused of ramming his car through a gate at the La Crosse Airport last year may enter a negotiated plea in early April.


Cody Anderson will have a plea hearing on April 1.

Anderson appeared in La Crosse County circuit court with his attorney Wednesday.

He was arrested on Nov. 11, after driving through an airport fence, getting onto a private plane and, allegedly, making threats to hijack the aircraft.

If Anderson is convicted, or enters an insanity plea, he may be eligible for treatment at the Mendota state hospital.

Anderson faces charges including theft, resisting police and making terroristic threats. He remains in the county jail under a $500,000 cash 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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