A La Crosse man was charged Thursday with physical abuse of a child after a 12-year-old fell out of his vehicle and ended up in the hospital with serious injuries.
Thomas J. Hook, 41, was driving the 12-year-old to go fishing Sept. 28 along with two other children, according to the criminal complaint.
Hook let the child sit with his body hanging out the vehicle’s window while he was driving 20 mph down Fishermans Road in La Crosse, then hit a bump, causing the boy to fall. One of the other boys described seeing the child push backward to avoid the vehicle, then hit the ground and roll several times, according to the complaint.
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Hook and another boy got the child back in the vehicle and took him to the hospital. The boy was transported to the hospital with a brain bleed and multiple broken bones in his face, including a nasal, orbital and jawbone fracture, as well as multiple abrasions.
Hook originally told the boy’s mother that the vehicle’s door accidentally opened due to a faulty door handle, but he later admitted to police that wasn’t true, according to the complaint. He said the incident was a result of “typical guys doing dumb (expletive)” and talked about him doing stupid things when he was that age without getting hurt. Hook, who is out on a signature bond, was charged with physical abuse of a child. He faces up to 3½ years in prison if convicted.
Taylor A. Ludwig
Harley R. Marrujo
Caitlin E. Rogers
Caitlin E. Rogers, 22, of 2008 Miller. St., was charged Oct. 29 with possession of methamphetamine. Rogers was arrested after officers responded to reports of a woman, unable to breathe, lying in a parking lot near 1900 S. Seventh St. Rogers told officers that she had used meth, according to the criminal complaint.
Alex T. Blazina
Shakur A. Clayton
Heather Zierfus, 42, of La Crosse was charged Oct. 25 with possession of methamphetamine. Zierfus had methamphetamine in her pocket Oct. 24, according to the complaint.
David Munson, 21, of Winona, Minn., was charged Oct. 25 with robbery with use of force. Munson hit a man in a bar restroom Sept. 29 and stole $30 from the victim, according to the complaint.
Dennis Sharpe, 27, of Hatfield, Minn., was charged Oct. 25 with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as a repeater. Sharpe had syringes, a digital scale and methamphetamine in his vehicle Oct. 24, according to the complaint.
Jeremy W. Filocha
Thomas R. Valentine
Carlton L. Jack
Nemo Yang, 22, of Holmen, was charged Oct. 24 with felony forgery. Yang, an employee of the Subway store on Holmen Drive, was recorded by a security camera pulling suspected counterfeit bills from his pocket and making change with them from the cash drawer, according to the criminal complaint.
Anthony K. Rutkowski Jr.
Steven L. Sage
Shakur A. Clayton
Ethan C. Wroblewski
Ethan C. Wroblewski, 26, of Stevens Point, was charged Oct. 23 with substantial battery and disorderly conduct. Wroblewski was arrested after striking a man with whom he was having an argument as they drove home from a bar, according to the criminal complaint.
Michael J. Seitz
Daryl N. Knox
Daryl N. Knox, 35, of 1305 S. Sixth St., was charged Oct. 23 with disorderly conduct (domestic abuse), misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse) and felony bail jumping. Knox attacked a woman as she attempted to drive away from a Kwik Trip, pulling her hair and punching her, according to the criminal complaint.
Joshua P. Tischer
Jessica V. Mina
Kaila M. Hying
Debra M. White
Earl R. Dove
Jonathan L. McNell
Gerwin M. Ferwerda
Keith A. Stankey
Dylan E. Stika
Michaell M. Shilling
Anthony K. Rutkowski Jr.
Anthony K. Rutkowski Jr., 49, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 17 with fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth-offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and operating a motor vehicle while revoked. Rutkowski drove to Kwik Trip with intoxicated despite being prohibited from driving due to a previous OWI conviction, according to the complaint, and a preliminary breath test showed he had had a 0.126% blood-alcohol concentration.
Edward J. O’Brien
Edward J. O’Brien, 45, Holmen, was charged Oct. 17 with fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. O’Brien was pulled over for weaving in his lane Sept. 29 and admitted to drinking, according to the complaint. He had a 0.205% blood-alcohol concentration, according to a preliminary breath test.
Bralon Tabor and Corey Martin Jr.
Bralon M. Tabor, 20, Detroit and Corey Martin Jr., 31, Inkster, Mich., both were charged Oct. 15 with identity theft for financial gain and possession of THC. Tabor and Martin used a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards at several gas stations in Wisconsin and Iowa, and had marijuana in their car when pulled over Oct. 10 for speeding, according to the complaint.
Stephen M. Walz, 47, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 15 with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of methamphetamine. Walz had 2.5 grams of meth and 1.6 grams of heroin Sept. 6 when he was arrested on an out-of-county warrant, according to the complaint.
Rebekka J. Ames
Rebekka J. Ames, 30, Holmen, was charged Oct. 8 with driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Ames took a man’s keys Sept. 6 and drove his car without permission, according to the complaint.
Randy J. Russell Jr.
Randy J. Russell Jr., 46, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 8 with concealing a stolen firearm and misdemeanor bail jumping. Russell gave a woman a gun stolen from a La Crosse garage in April and violated a previous bond by committing new crimes, according to the complaint.
Chue Yee Xiong
Donald Lee Jr
Michaell M. Schilling, 36, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 3 with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schilling had meth and a glass pipe Aug. 14, according to the complaint.
Susan D. Glenna, 48, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 3 with felony bail jumping. Glenna violated terms of a previous bond by consuming alcohol Sept. 7, according to the complaint.
Wyatt C. Petersen, 47, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 2 with physical abuse of a child, recklessly causing bodily harm. Petersen held an 8-year-old boy down with a broken broom handle and scratched his cheek while the two were wrestling, according to the complaint.
Jesse R. Kirk, 41, La Crosse, was charged Oct. 1 with operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, two counts of felony bail jumping, possession of narcotic drugs and concealing stolen property. Kirk was found Sept. 25 driving a car stolen from a West Salem woman, according to the report. In the car’s trunk, police found stolen tools, and Kirk had heroin in his pocket when he was arrested.
The following people have been charged with a felony in La Crosse County.
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