Crime

La Crosse man who charged officers with logging chain arrested again

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse man who charged at officers with a logging chain on December 30, 2016, was arrested Monday night on multiple charges.

Daniel A. Lexvold, 38, was stopped by La Crosse police March 26 at 12:55 a.m. for driving the wrong way on Cass Street. Lexvold was asked to perform a field sobriety test and as Lexvold got out of his car, what looked to be a drug pipe fell to the ground. Officers said Lexvold became combative as they attempted to take him into custody.

Lexvold made a comment during the incident that it was a "good thing he did not have his logging chain", according to police.

An officer did receive a minor injury while attempting to get Lexvold into custody, police said.

Lexvold is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting or obstructing an officer, battery to law officers, bail jumping, battery or threat to Judge or LE Officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

PREVIOUS: 37-year-old Daniel Lexvold faces more than a dozen charges after he was caught on dashcam video charging at officers with a logging chain.

He was eventually shot after multiple forms of less-lethal force were unable to subdue him. District attorney Tim Gruenke determined earlier this month that the officers were acting in self defense when they shot Lexvold.

During a competency hearing on Tuesday, a psychologist determined Lexvold was not fit to proceed with his case. However, a judge still has to agree before Lexvold is officially ruled incompetent for trial.

According to Gruenke, if the judge agrees Lexvold is currently unfit but is still likely to regain competency, the case would resume after he receives treatment.


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