A status conference has been set for

December 2nd for a man from Madison,

who authorities say went on a crime rampage

through Grant and Iowa Counties in September.

That’s after 36-year-old James Kruger plead

not guilty by reason of mental disease or

defect at an arraignment proceeding last

week. All told, he faces 16 charges in Grant

County, which includes 8 felony charges of

bail jumping.

A competency and mental health review

of Kruger will be completed over the

next month. Kruger is in the Iowa County

Jail on a $500,000 cash bond. He’s facing

another 22 charges in Iowa County, where

a status conference is scheduled for next

Tuesday (11/12).

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