A La Crosse man is facing eight charges after three incidents that culminated Saturday morning in a stranger reporting a woman crying for help in his apartment.
Elijah D. Rudie, 20, was charged Tuesday with second-degree sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of misdemeanor battery, felony intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct, all with a domestic abuse enhancer, in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
Police responded about 10 a.m. Saturday to an anonymous report of loud banging and a woman saying, “Stop, that hurts,” on the 900 block of Gould Street. According to the police report, officers were able to hear a woman yelling and screaming from Rudie’s apartment, but were unable to make out her words, and so knocked on the door.
Police interviewed Rudie and the woman separately. The woman told police she and Rudie had argued on Aug. 29 and the disagreement became violent. According to the complaint, Rudie put his hands around her neck and pushed her into the wall, making it hard for her to breath and talk.
The woman was sleeping on the couch Sept. 13 when Rudie woke her up and began an argument with her, according to the complaint. The victim told police Rudie sat on top of her, grabbed both of her arms and held them above her head, leaving her with a bruise on her right forearm. The woman tried to leave twice, but Rudie pushed her back down and refused to let her go and threatened to throw her phone in the dumpster, according to the complaint.
That incident eventually stopped and she was able to leave and return to the apartment about 1 a.m. Sept. 14. The woman told police she woke up several times that night to Rudie masturbating and asking for sex and she refused him numerous times.
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Later that morning, Rudie began attempting to rape her, putting a blanket over her face so she wouldn’t be heard yelling, according to the complaint. The woman told him no several times and told him to stop while he held her down, hurting her wrists and ankles, and then penetrated her, according to the complaint.
She pressed the emergency button to call 911 on her phone; however, Rudie took the phone away and disconnected it before authorities could determine the location, according to the report.
Rudie remains jailed on a $5,000 cash bond imposed by Judge Gloria Doyle. He is scheduled to be back in court 11 a.m. Sept. 24 for a preliminary hearing.
Kahlil E. Mack, 18, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 30 with armed robbery as a party to a crime. Mack and two juveniles met a man Sept. 20 at a North Side restaurant to buy THC vaping cartridges, then took the man’s BB gun, $40 and the THC, according to the complaint.
Jesse R. Kirk, 39, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 26 with felony bail jumping and misdemeanor retail theft. Kirk violated terms of a previous bond Feb. 20 when he entered Walmart and stole a TV, according to the complaint.
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Zachery R. Arentz
Zachery R. Arentz, 16, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 20 as an adult with battery by a prisoner and disorderly conduct. Arentz started a physical fight with another person Aug. 27 while in custody at the La Crosse County Juvenile Detention Facility, according to the complaint.
Joshua D. Johnson, 34, Holmen, was charged Sept. 19 with theft from a business setting. While working as a bookkeeper for a Holmen bar, Johnson stole $7,570.50 through forged checks and approving paychecks to himself for hours he had not worked over the course of two years, according to the complaint.
Susan D. Glenna, 48, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 19 with felony bail jumping. Glenna violated terms of her previous bond Sept. 7 when she drank alcohol, according to the complaint.
Geraldine L. Bjergum, 74, was charged Sept. 19 with theft in a business setting. Bjergum withdrew $2,600 from another person’s bank account at several different casinos, according to the complaint.
Cameron Stanek, 31, La Crosse, was charged with resisting an officer causing injury, three counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of resisting an officer, criminal damage to property, misdemeanor battery and two counts of disorderly conduct. Officers were called to Stanek’s residence for a welfare check July 22 and Stanek yelled at police and refused to follow instructions, despite a stun gun being used, and kicked and hit police, according to the complaint. He later broke a mug and television set at a local hospital. According to a second criminal complaint, Stanek fought with a relative Aug. 22, sticking the person with needles and punching them, then remained standing in the middle of the road in violation of police instructions.
Rhonda L. Baskerville, 42, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 17 with physical abuse to a child causing bodily harm and disorderly conduct. Baskerville punched a 12-year-old Aug. 30 and yelled at onlookers, according to the complaint.
Dylan E. Stika, 28, no permanent address, was charged Sept. 12 with disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse enhancer and felony bail jumping. Stika got into a loud argument Aug. 21 with a woman he was ordered to have no contact with through a previous bond, according to the complaint.
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Aaron M. Schrader
Aaron M. Schrader, 28, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 5 with physical abuse of a child and misdemeanor bail jumping. A child told police Schrader hit him in the head and knocked him to the ground Aug. 19, according to the complaint.
Ryan R. Papenfuss, 44, Onalaska, was charged Sept. 5 with uttering a forgery. Papenfuss deposited a forged and stolen check into his bank account in May, according to the complaint.
Tonya N. Novak
Tonya N. Novak, 28, La Crosse, was charged Sept. 5 with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as a repeat offender. Novak had a fentanyl drug mixture and used needles in her car when she was pulled over Aug. 29 for driving erratically on Hwy. 35 in La Crosse, according to the complaint.