The man accused of a multi-county
crime spree in southern Wisconsin
last September was scheduled to
make an appearance on Monday (5/5)
in Grant County Court.
That didn’t happen, as 36-year-old
James Kruger is now in the custody
of Federal authorities in Chicago.
Kruger is facing possible Federal
charges related to the incidents.
Grant County District Attorney
Lisa Riniker says she found out
from Kruger’s defense attorney
just prior to Kruger’s scheduled
appearance, that the defendant
wouldn’t be appearing in person,
by telephone or video.
Riniker told the court that Grant
County will have to wait until
Federal authorities have completed
their evaluation. Kruger’s next
court date in Grant County Court
has been set, but not until August 18th.
As you know, he’s charged in
connection with a high speed chase,
battery, armed robbery and taking
a man hostage, along with other