Crawford Releases

By: News Release
Apr 9th, 2018

 On April 5th, 2018 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of Bryant Swiggum, age 29, of La Crosse, was at a residence in the Village of Gays Mills threatening to damage property. Deputies responded and located Swiggum operating a 2002 Honda Accord on Main Street, Swiggum pulled over and parked and attempted to enter a downtown business. Contact was made with Swiggum who exhibited signs of drug use.
The Crawford County K-9 Unit was requested and responded to conduct an evaluation on Swiggum. The deputy determined that Swiggum was under the influence of one or more controlled substances and was placed under arrest. Swiggum resisted the deputies and struck an investigator in the face with an elbow before being detained.
K-9 Breck was utilized for open free air sniff of Swiggum’s vehicle and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances within the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a hypodermic needle with liquid inside, which later tested positive for methamphetamine

Swiggum was transported to the Crawford County Jail and subsequently charged with operating with a restricted controlled substance 2nd offense, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, resisting arrest and bail jumping due to several open active cases out of La Crosse County.

On April 5, 2018, at approximately 6:30pm the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with injuries at the intersection of Selch Drive and US Highway 18, in the township of Bridgeport.

Reagan M. McCormick, 16, of Prairie du Chien was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu southbound on US Highway 18, preparing to turn onto Selch Drive. Tamathy L. Stage, 39, of Galax, VA was operating a 2002 Buick Century northbound on US Highway 18. Both vehicles had a green light. McCormick failed to yield to the Stage vehicle and collided in the intersection. Stage and McCormick`s passenger, Madalyn R. Roche, 15, of Prairie du Chien were both transported to Crossing Rivers Health for medical evaluation.

A citation for failure to yield the right of way was issued to McCormick.