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Bond set for man suspected in string of crimes

DODGEVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - A half-million dollar bond has been set for a man suspected of stabbing a Madison man, assaulting a Cassville man and taking his guns, stealing two vehicles, and taking a cattle truck owner hostage. 

36-year-old James Kruger of Fall River is still awaiting charges. For now, he's being held in the Iowa County Jail in Dodgeville, where the hostage victim reportedly got help in getting free on Monday.

Shortly after that, officials said Kruger engaged law enforcement officers from four counties in a long high-speed chase. Officials said it ended after Kruger crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving.

The Madison stabbing also occurred on Monday. Police said the victim will survive. 

Media reports say Kruger faces up to seven felonies -- including reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, and fleeing officers.

He was charged last week with eluding an officer in Dane County. Kruger was freed on a signature bond.

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