Came To La Crosse To Sell Drugs. Waiting To Be Sentenced.
He admitted he was 'caught red handed' selling drugs in La Crosse...
Now, Jamario McKnight is scheduled to be sentenced this July on drug charges, following a plea hearing yesterday. McKnight and a second man were caught in a police sting in the Copeland Park area. He was charged with delivering cocaine and possessing marijuana. McKnight is from the Chicago area, and told La Crosse cops that he came to western Wisconsin after being told local buyers pay 'good money' for drugs.
Pet Shop Robbery Suspect Headed To Trial
A La Crosse man pleads 'not guilty' to an attempted holdup at a north-side business...
Michael Wilken will be scheduled for trial, but his attorney says he and the D-A are working on a negotiated plea. Wilken has told police that he wanted money to buy heroin. He's accused of threatening the owner of the Olde Towne North Pet Store with a knife, but the owner chased the robber away by threatening to hit him with a board.
Witness Sees Drunk Driver Fall Out of Truck Into Street
Among the many drunk drivers nabbed by La Crosse police this week-end, was one guy who was literally falling down drunk. Cops say 28 year-old Adam Kamla is on his third owi. They say he nearly hit a couple when he ran a red light on Friday night on the southside. The couple followed Kamla for several blocks and watched him almost hit several parked cars and a city bus. Then they watched the West Salem guy park his Chevy Blazer, open the door and fall out into the street. That's where police found him; lying facedown in the street. Took a little bit to wake him up. And when they did, they had to skip the field tests, because he was just too drunk to do them.
Police say Drunk Driver Stopped with Meth Lab Remnants in Car
Police collected a little more than they bargained for during one drunk driving stop in La Crosse this week-end. Cops stopped 26 year-old Kenneth Fish at about three in the morning on Saturday. They say he was driving under the influence but also toting remnants of a rolling "shake and bake" meth lab in the back seat. There were bottles and bags and ingredients and a Coleman fuel canister. Cops collected the stuff and delivered Fish to the hospital, and then gave his clothes to the Hazmat team. Fish denied the stuff was his and said he was heading to Shopko to toss it all in a dumpster.
County Ethics Board Meeting Set
An ethics board meeting has been scheduled for the La Crosse county administrator. Steve O'Malley asked for the ethics board to review his advocacy for an April binding referendum that would have led to the hiring of a professional administrator in the city of La Crosse. Under its ethical guidelines, O'Malley's professional association says advocating for a manager-type form of government is acceptable. But La Crosse Tea Party members say O'Malley violated state ethics laws and, possibly, federal campaign restrictions. The three person ethics board meets on Thursday.