A weeklong manhunt has come to an end after police caught a fugitive Friday in Juneau County with multiple charges, including intimidation of a victim and strangulation.
Jedd T. Monsoor, 39, of Holmen was arrested on a felony warrant. Monsoor was supposed to appear in La Crosse County Circuit Court Wednesday for his initial appearance.
Monsoor would have been officially charged with four counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of disorderly conduct, misdemeanor intimidation of a victim, strangulation and suffocation, according to the complaint.
On March 29, the victim said Monsoor violated a no-contact bond condition by being at the house. According to reports, she said she wanted to call 911 but was afraid.
On March 31, the victim attempted escaping but when police asked her if she feared for her life, her response was “absolutely,” according to the complaint.
On April 1, the victim reported Monsoor to the Holmen police after Monsoor tried strangling her in their home, according to the police report.
The victim escaped and hid in a residence under construction with workers, according to reports. Monsoor couldn’t access the home that the victim was hiding in because workers locked the door, according to the criminal complaint.
The victim told police while she was in the ambulance, “He almost murdered me.”
Several agencies collaborated during the past week to find Monsoor, including Juneau County Sheriff’s Department, Vernon County Sheriff’s Department, Winona Police Department, Wisconsin Dells Police Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and Wisconsin State Patrol, according to the Holmen Police Department.
Christopher Malone, 41, of Chicago, was charged April 30 with felony bail jumping and possession of THC. Malone violated a no-alcohol consumption probation rule and had a preliminary breath test result of 0.126 percent, according to the police report. During the arrest, police discovered a marijuana blunt that had a total weight of 0.7 grams, according to the complaint.
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Richard Wainwright, 55, of La Crosse, was charged April 26 with two counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police arrested Wainwright after discovering 0.9 grams of what authorities suspected of being methamphetamine, according to the complaint.
Jeffrey Brandt, 48, of La Crosse, was charged April 25 with possession of methamphetamine. Police arrested Brandt after a police dog detected drugs during a traffic stop, according to the complaint.
Zephaniah Fifer, 38, of La Crosse, was charged April 25 with attempting to flee or elude an officer and obstructing an officer. Police arrested Fifer after a vehicle pursuit, according to the complaint.
Thomas Chadwell, 52, of La Crosse, was charged April 24 with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor bail jumping. Police responded to a noise complaint on South Seventh Street because Chadwell was yelling, according to police. Authorities discovered a total of 3.2 grams of drugs in the apartment Chadwell was in, according to the complaint.
Madeline Fure, 25, of Cassville, Wis., was charged April 16 with possession of methamphetamine. Police arrested Fure after discovering 0.33 grams of methamphetamine in her purse, according to the complaint.
Katie Kaiser, 28, of Galesville, was charged April 16 with possession of methamphetamine, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police arrested Kaiser after she failed a field sobriety test, had a preliminary breath test result of 0.169 percent and failed to stay in her lane while driving, according to police. Authorities also discovered what was believed to be 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, 3.4 grams of marijuana and 6.7 grams of THC, according to the complaint.
Tanner Olds, 26, of Onalaska, was charged April 12 with stalking. The victim told police March 23 that Olds had been tracking her phone and whereabouts and making threatening calls and texts, according to the complaint.
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