An Onalaska man was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond Wednesday after he was accused of returning to his ex-girlfriend’s house several times in violation of a court order.

John Young


John P. Young, 33, was charged in La Crosse County Circuit Court with false imprisonment, three counts of felony bail jumping, resisting an officer and two counts of disorderly conduct.

According to the complaint, Young went to his ex-girlfriend’s Holmen residence three times Sunday, despite a previous bond condition prohibiting him from contacting the woman. Young was arrested about 6:28 a.m. Sunday for disorderly conduct and bail jumping after police responded to a report that he was throwing things around and tried to remove a heater from the wall.

He returned to the residence posting bond about noon and left before police arrived. He came back a third time about 4:17 p.m.

The victim told police Young barged into the residence without permission and, when she notified authorities that he was there, he made her go into the bedroom and stay quiet so police would leave.

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Young, who does not yet have an attorney, told Circuit Court Judge Todd Bjerke that he believed the no-contact order was lifted by the woman.

Bjerke explained only the court could lift the order and ordered a $10,000 cash bond. Young remains in custody at the La Crosse County Jail.

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Jourdan Vian is a reporter and columnist covering crime and courts for the La Crosse Tribune. You can contact her at 608-791-8218 or jvian@lacrossetribune.com.

(4) comments


You just can't fix stupid!! Oh wait, you can, put him in prison for 5 years, that should do it.


I don't think 5 yrs. will fix this level of stupid.


True love is some times hard to come by.


Ramona! Get your Probation Stamp ready! Here's another violent criminal who needs to be saved from going to prison. You don't want him to become a sociopath!

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