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A La Crosse man jumped on the hood of his girlfriend's car when she attempted to flee a bloody incident of domestic abuse in July, landing him in the hospital. 

Jordan Seielstad

Jordan Seielstad

Jordan Seielstad, 32, of 3427 Leonard St. was charged Tuesday with four counts of domestic abuse after a July 15 altercation in which the victim drove an intoxicated Seielstad home and took his keys, leaving him enraged. 

Seielstad hit the victim with a pillow and climbed on top of her, applying pressure to the victim's neck with his hands, according to the complaint. After throwing the victim to the floor, Seielstad struck her in the face repeatedly. The victim bit him in the arm and attempted to flee before Seielstad deadbolted and chain locked the door. After punching the victim, he continued to strangle her and prevent her from leaving, according to the complaint.

The victim spat blood on Seielstad and attempted to climb out a second floor window before ripping the door trip off the exit and climbing into her vehicle. Seielstad jumped on the hood of the moving car and rolled off after the victim slammed on the brakes, according to the complaint. He was taken to a hospital.

Judge Todd Bjerke set cash bond at $1,000 Tuesday and ordered no contact with the victim.

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Here's another one that the courts are letting out so he can abuse again or kill. How many murdered or abused women will it take before the courts actually do their job of protecting women from these lunatics?

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