A La Crosse man was arrested Thursday morning on drug charges after he was accused of nearly changing lanes into a Wisconsin state trooper.
According to the complaint:
The trooper was southbound in the right lane of Lang Drive when he saw a 1998 burgundy Chevrolet Malibu driven by Kyle J. Backlund, 30, stopped in the middle of an intersection. Backlund turned onto Lang Drive behind the trooper in the left lane, and the trooper slowed down to allow the driver to pass him and get out of his blind spot.
Backlund came up on the trooper’s marked squad car and began to change lanes, almost causing a collision. He then went around the trooper on the left and cut across to the right turn lane to Monitor Street.
The trooper then pulled him over and found 4.9 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of marijuana, two drug pipes and two scales.
Backlund was charged in La Crosse County Circuit Court with possession of methamphetamine, possession of THC, misdemeanor bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Devin J. Chestnut, 27, no permanent address, was charged Dec. 30 with false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. Chestnut refused to allow a woman to leave his home Dec. 15 during an argument and shut the door on her wrist, according to the complaint.
Tavius C. Goins, 18, La Crosse, was charged Dec. 30 with possession with intent to deliver THC. Goins had 220 grams of marijuana and a scale Dec. 5, according to the complaint.
Brittany T. Jones, 29, La Crosse, was charged Dec. 23 delivering heroin and felon in possession of a firearm. Jones sold 0.5 grams of heroin to a confidential informant Sept. 3 and had a gun in her drawer when she was arrested Dec. 19, according to the complaint.
John P. Young Jr.
John. P. Young Jr. was charged Dec. 20 with felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct. On Dec. 13, Young’s girlfriend called police to say that he was tearing through the house and throwing things. Officers came to the scene and advised Young to spend the night elsewhere. A short while later, Young’s girlfriend called police to say that he had returned to the home and broken in, according to the criminal complaint.
Jacqlyn EN Scott, 24, La Crosse, was charged Dec. 19 with possession of methamphetamine and felony bail jumping. Scott had .8 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia Dec. 15, according to the complaint.
Kahla A. Henry
Michael J. Ryan, 34, La Crosse, was charged Dec. 13 with strangulation and suffocation, felony bail jumping, battery and disorderly conduct. Ryan shut a door on a woman’s arm and choked her Dec. 9 during an argument, according to the complaint.
Jacob M. Hazlett
Jacob M. Hazlett, 29, Mindoro, was charged Dec. 13 with false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct. Hazlett hit a woman with a stool and refused to let her leave or call police Dec. 7, according to the complaint.
Jeffrey A. Berry, 55, La Crosse was charged Dec. 12 with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Berry was found asleep in his vehicle Dec. 9 and had 2.86 grams of meth and a glass pipe, according to the complaint.
Nicole E. Aarstad, 28, La Crosse, was charged Dec. 10 with felony bail jumping and theft of movable property. Aarstad stole a trailer sometime this fall in violation of a previous bond prohibiting her from committing crimes, according to the complaint.
Zephaniah T. Fifer, 39, La Crosse, was charged Dec. 10 with felony and misdemeanor bail jumping. Fifer consumed alcohol Nov. 23 in violation of two bonds, according to the complaint.
Michael Wilson Jr.
Francis A. Okonmah
Francis A. Okonmah, 27, Eau Claire, Wis., was charged Dec. 4 with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Okonmah had 3 ounces of marijuana in two bags Nov. 19 when he was pulled over for speeding in the town of Campbell, according to the complaint.
Tyler Marvin Hoffman, 18, Kellogg, Minn., was charged Dec. 3 with strangulation and suffocation, intimidation of a victim and battery, all with a domestic abuse enhancer. Hoffman wrapped his arm around a woman’s neck Nov. 29 while in La Crosse, hit her in the face and threatened to harm her if she told police, according to the complaint.