Scott Walker has outdone himself this time. Wisconsin's governor has offered a not so subtle threat aimed at those who prosecute crimes in the state. He suggests that he may...
A February trial is set in Utah for a La Crosse man accused of being a pimp who took young women to western states to work for him as prostitutes.
Ontario Lowery pleads not guilty in a federal court to nine counts of sex trafficking, for incidents over the last three years. He could get life in prison if he's convicted. A 17-year-old girl from La Crosse also is charged with being Lowery's accomplice in trafficking. Lowery has been accused by women who claim he forced them to travel to Utah, California, and other states for prostitution and assaulted them. La Crosse County issued an arrest warrant for Lowery last year, after he skipped a plea hearing in a disorderly conduct case. The teenage suspect was under a diversion agreement in a theft case, in which the charge would be dropped if she stayed out of trouble until next July.
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Seems as though both check cashing businesses robbed in Sparta and Tomah in the past week were connected.......and now an arrest has been made. Cops say shortly after the Tomah business was robbed Tuesday, cops saw a car on I-90 and the driver resembled the description from both the Sparta and Tomah armed robberies. It was then learned that the driver, 40 year old Boun Lee of La Crosse was currently on probation for burglary.
During the traffic stop items were found in the car which lead officers to believe that Lee was involved in the armed robbery that occurred in Tomah. During a search of the car, officers recovered several items to including a grey hoodie style sweatshirt, a black scarf, a Crossman BB style handgun, and cash consistent to the amount taken from the Check and Cash in Tomah. Additional evidence was located in the vehicle which links Lee to the armed robbery which occurred in Sparta.
Charges against Lee are being referred to the Monroe County District Attorney's office. They include Armed Robbery and theft. Lee is currently being held in the LaCrosse County jail on a probation hold.