La Crosse man who attacked officers with a chain sentenced to 5 years in prison

The La Crosse man shot by police after charging at officers with a logging chain will spend another 3-and-a-half years in prison.

A judge sentenced Daniel Lexvold, 39, this morning to 5 years in prison with 580 days already counted. Once released, Lexvold will be under extended supervision for another 5 years.

That time relates to 3 separate court cases: when Lexvold was arrested earlier this year after driving the wrong way on Cass Street, for attacking officers with a logging chain in 2016, and an earlier incident in 2015 when he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

The District Attorney’s office says the sentencing took so long because of Lexvold’s mental health issues.

“Mister Lexvold had an opportunity many times during the penancy of these cases to try to get into some type of programming and help, but the events just continued to escalate,” said La Crosse County Assistant District Attorney John Kellis.

The D.A.’s office says Lexvold’s time in prison will hopefully be used to improve his mental state, to prevent him from being released and reoffending.

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