(Update) La Crosse police arrest suspects that fled drug raid

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La Crosse Police have arrested the two men they were looking for following a drug raid that took place on the city’s northside on Thursday. Ernest Knox and Dominic Boyland are now in custody in the LaCrosse County Jail.

Dominic Boyland

Dominic Boyland

According to police Knox, Boyland and a female drove off from the scene of a drug raid on Rose St. Thursday night. The three refused orders to surrender and drove off.  As they did, they hit a patrol car and almost hit two investigators. 

Officers arrested Brittany Hendricks a short time after the raid as she was walked near Rose and Monitor Streets.

Knox and Boyland eluded officers for a time but on Friday evening, police released a statement stating that they’d received a tip that led to the arrests of the two men at a La Crosse residence.  

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La Crosse, Wis. – La Crosse Police Drug investigators are looking for two

suspects who fled from the scene of a drug investigation on La Crosse’s north side last night.

The La Crosse Police Emergency Response Team was executing a search

Ernest Knox

Ernest Knox

warrant at 432 Rose Street #4 when the suspect’s vehicle arrived at that location.  Officers approached the suspect’s vehicle and ordered it to stop. The vehicle failed to stop and fled from the

scene, nearly striking two investigators.  Thefleeing vehicle struck the side of the Rose Street overhead as it was trying to squeeze between two other vehicles, and it also struck a police vehicle, causing minor damage.

La Crosse Officers were unable to pursue the suspect’s vehicle which was

later found abandoned on La Crosse’s north side.  The Wisconsin State Patrol assisted the La Crosse Police Department in

Brittany Hendricks

Brittany Hendricks

investigating the crash.

Three occupants inside the suspect’s vehicle were identified as Ernest Knox, Dominic M. Boyland, and Brittany Hendricks. Brittany Hendricks was apprehended a short time later while walking near Rose Street and Monitor Street.

Located during the search warrant was 2.5 grams of crack cocaine.

La Crosse Police are current looking for Dominic M. Boyland (2/9/90) on several felony charges including Manufacture Cocaine Base and Party to the Crime of Possession with Intent to Deliver 1 to 5 grams Cocaine Base, as well as other charges.

Ernest Knox (2/28/85) is also wanted by the La Crosse Police Department on the same charges, as well as Felony Bail jumping.

The La Crosse Police Department urges caution and advises the public to immediately contact law enforcement with any information on the whereabouts of these two suspects.  Call the La Crosse Police Department at (608) 785-5962 or La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 784-TIPS. You also can text “LAXTIPS” and your tip to 274637 (“Crimes”), or visit www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com to report it online.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

For questions regarding this news release, contact the La Crosse Police Department Professional Standards/Community Services Bureau at (608) 789-7240.

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