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Editor’s note: These people have been charged with a crime in Racine County. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted. 

DA: Racine Man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old girls

Tarence Gary
Tarence Gary

A 48-year-old Racine man faces a potential prison term of 200 years after he was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with three felony counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 12 years old.

Tarence D. Gary also is charged with two felony counts of felony intimidation of a victim, which both carry possible prison terms of 10 years and fines of $25,000.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police in March 2017 spoke with two female children, who stated they had been assaulted by the defendant on a number of occasions. Police determined that most happened at a Racine residence from 2016 to March 26, 2017.

Gary is scheduled to be back in court April 19 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.

Racine man charged after he choked a woman

Trystan Jones
Trystan Jones

A 31-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge of strangulation and suffocation as a repeat offender and four misdemeanor charges after an incident in February.

In addition to the felony, which could bring a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison, Trystan L. Jones is charged two misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct. The battery charges each carry a fine of $10,000 and nine months in jail, while the disorderly conduct charges carry a fine of $1,000 and 90 days in jail.

Because he’s charged as a repeat offender, the potential jail time for all four misdemeanors could be increased by two years.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police met with a female victim, who stated that she and the defendant had gotten into an argument. Jones reportedly became angry with her, choked her with his right hand, slapped her with an open hand on the right side of her head and pulled her hair. After the woman was able to leave the house and got into her vehicle, the defendant allegedly threw something at the vehicle.

Officers observed visible injuries on the victim.

Jones is scheduled to be back in Racine County Circuit Court on April 18 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.

Man shoots home during target practice

Target practice gone awry late last year led to a felony charge of second degree recklessly endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon against a 22-year-old Milwaukee man.

Kane P. Richardson faces a fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison if convicted. In addition, because the alleged crime was committed while using a dangerous weapon, an additional five years in prison could be added to any potential sentence.

According to the criminal complaint:

Deputies responded to Waukesha Road in the village of Caledonia for a report of shots fired and a bullet that had struck a home. Police met with two residents, who said they heard several shots, followed by a bullet that hit the wood frame next to the window.

A bullet was lodged in the frame two to three feet from a chair where one of the residents had been seated.

Police found the defendant, who was shooting at targets toward the northeast at the rear of a village property. Richardson told police he had permission to use the property for target practice, but that he didn’t realize the bullets were traveling beyond the hill where he had put the targets.

Richardson will be back in Racine County Circuit Court on April 25 for an 8:30 p.m. preliminary hearing.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.