Montee Ball Attackers In Court
(AP) Two of the three men accused of attacking Wisconsin running back Montee Ball are scheduled for plea and sentencing hearings. Twenty-one-year-old Wendell J. Venerable and 22-year-old Robert A. Wilks are both due in court Wednesday afternoon. Each faces a single count of battery. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
All three are accused of attacking Ball in August as he walked behind two friends. They allegedly knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the head and chest. Ball was left unconscious and with a concussion. Ball has said he doesn't remember the attack and doesn't know why they jumped him. Messages left with their defense attorneys weren't immediately returned.
The third suspect is due in court next month.
Tremplo Co Heroin Suspect Faces Similar Charges In Lax
Todd Wittenberg had a court date for Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30...
And Wittenberg did make it to court at 1:30...but not in the county where he was supposed to be. The 50-year-old Holmen resident was in La Crosse County court, suspected of heroin possession. At that hour, Wittenberg was scheduled to reach a plea agreement on heroin charges in Trempealeau County. He was one of five people arrested last July during drug raids in the Galesville area.
Two More 'Get Money Boys' Suspects To Be Tried For Robbery
Police link a La Crosse man to an October armed robbery by finding that he has items stolen from the victims...
Guns and wallets containing victim I-D's were discovered in the closet of suspect Areschial (uh-RAY-shul) Page. Investigator Andrew Rosenow says a police informant heard Page admit to planning the robbery at a 5th Avenue home.
Judge Scott Horne rules that there's enough evidence to try Page and De'Aaron Appleton for the October robbery. Horne also denied a request to lower Page's bond of 25-thousand dollars.
Medinger Ending Campaign For Mayor
Former La Crosse Mayor John Medinger is ending his campaign to return to his old job. Medinger just announced his campaign less than two weeks ago, at the urging of backers. He says he's getting out of the race early enough to allow other people to file as candidates before the January 2nd deadline.
Black River Falls Man Faces Homicide Charge
A Black River Falls man will face a homicide charge after he was involved in a fatal crash earlier this year. Jackson County D.A. Gerald Fox has charged Thomas Jahnke with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. Police say Jahnke had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit the night of the crash.