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Police: La Crosse man attacked teen in Valley View Mall
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Police: La Crosse man attacked teen in Valley View Mall

From the What you missed this week in notable La Crosse crimes and court cases series
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Jayvawn Bush

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A La Crosse man was in court Monday after he was accused of attacking a teen last month inside Valley View Mall, leaving him covered in blood.

Jayvawn C. Bush, 19, was charged with child abuse intentionally causing harm, disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

According to the criminal complaint, a 14-year-old and his friend were standing outside Journeys, a shoe store in the La Crosse mall, Feb. 22 when Bush walked by, running into one teen and causing him to spill his drink.

The 14-year-old told Bush to watch where he was going, and Bush turned around and began punching him repeatedly, according to the complaint. The manager of the store pulled Bush off of the teen, and Bush ran away.

Police arrived to find first responders tending to the victim, who was bleeding from his face and had left a small pool of blood on the floor next to him, according to the complaint.

Bush was identified by witnesses using a photo line-up and arrested Saturday.

Judge Todd Bjerke ordered Bush held on a $2,500 cash bond, noting his history of missing court appearances.

Bush was charged last year with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Jourdan Vian can be reached at jvian@lacrossetribune.com or follow her on Twitter at @Jourdan_LCT.

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