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Pogreba facing new charges after second manhunt

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WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After his second time on the run, Jonathan Pogreba was led into a Waukesha County courtroom Wednesday handcuffed and wearing a suicide prevention vest.

He was arrested on Tuesday outside of the Baymont Inn in Mukwonago after he cut off his GPS monitor on November 8, and has been on the run ever since.

He never showed up for court on November 12, violating his bond agreement.

One of his children told police that he had also been in contact with his wife, another violation.

Pogreba was originally facing a handful of charges after a domestic incident in Eagle in June when he pulled a gun on his wife and then went on the run. He also stole a neighbor’s car and broke into a cabin in Trempealeau County.

He is now facing three additional bail jumping charges that each comes with a max sentence of six years in prison.

A pretrial screening report lists Pogreba as possibly bipolar, and in court Wednesday, his attorney asked the judge to look further into his mental health.

“I have reason to question Mr. Pogreba’s competency, so I would ask that he be evaluated for that,” Attorney Donna Kuchler said.

Pogreba will be back in court on Friday.

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