The following people appeared in La Crosse County Circuit Court:
Steven Cathey, 56, of 1107 S. Fourth St., was charged Friday with possession of a firearm by a felon, attempting to flee a traffic officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, all as a repeat offender. Cathey led police on short pursuit Wednesday before officers found him with a loaded gun and drug pipe, according to the complaint.
Amara Lee, 27, of Coon Valley was charged Friday with possession of narcotic drugs. Lee had 0.4 grams of heroin Oct. 6, according to the complaint.
Taylor Pataska, 21, no permanent address, was charged Friday with four counts of forgery, possession of meth and felony bail jumping. Pataska forged checks in October and had 0.2 grams of meth on Tuesday, according to the complaint.