Man arrested on felony warrants

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On June 9, at 11:30 p.m., a deputy with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office located Todd F. Groom Jr., 28, Steuben, at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Prairie du Chien. Groom was placed under arrest for active felony warrants through Grant and La Crosse counties.

During a search of Groom’s pockets, ammunition was located. During a search of the vehicle Groom had been operating, a Mossberg .410 shotgun with a sawed off barrel and defaced serial number was located in the backseat. Groom is a convicted felon and, therefore, is not to possess firearms. Groom is also on bond through La Crosse County for a prior firearm possession charge. Groom’s bond conditions through La Crosse County prohibit him from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Potential charges are being referred to the District Attorney’s Office and include operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, operating after revocation, felon in possession of a firearm and felony bail jumping. This case remains under investigation, additional charges are pending.

Assisting on scene was the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

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