La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- A $50,000 cash bond set this afternoon or 27-year-old Gerard Phillips, Sr., who is charged in connection with in an incident that left a La Crosse police office injured.
According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday evening, officers attempted to pull Phillips over on existing search warrants. Phillips attempted to flee the scene and backed into an officer's squad car, trapping the officers hand between the two vehicles.
Captain Robert Lawrence of the La Crosse Police Department says the injured officer, Daniel Ulrich is doing well, but does have tissue damage and could have been more seriously injured.
About 20 officers showed up to court today. Lawrence says they were there to show support for Ulrich, and to send the message that repeat offenders need to be held accountable.
"The State's requesting a $50,000 cash bond for Mr. Phillips. He has a very long and dangerous criminal history with 20 prior convictions, including fleeing an officer and escape," said Assistant District Attorney Emily Hynik.
Phillips faces six charges in connection with that incident, five of those are felonies. He also faces prior charges. A preliminary hearing is set for July 13.
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