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Paintball shooting rampage ends in felony charge for teen

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A follow-up investigation to a series of complaints regarding the use of a paintball gun led to a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture marijuana against a 19-year-old Racine man.

The felony filed Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court against Zavion Z. Ford carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison. Ford, who made an adjourned initial appearance Wednesday, also was charged with a misdemeanor count of $1,000 and 90 days in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police observed security footage from Dunham’s Store, 5600 Durand Ave., which showed Ford and others purchasing paintball equipment. They fired on by people from outside the store and then left. Police observed a number of paintball strikes on the outside doors of the business and were told that Ford was driving a vehicle that had occupants firing a paintball gun from a moving vehicle at pedestrians and houses.

During a search of a residence where a second suspect resides, police found Ford in a bedroom. When officers searched him, they found a large sandwich bag with what later was determined to be 17.4 grams of marijuana. A digital scale and a number of empty clear plastic bags were also found. In addition, two CO2-powered paintball guns were found on Ford’s bed.

Ford and the other man stated they were at Dunham’s on April 13 and purchased the paintball equipment. Ford also admitted that he shot the gun a number of times from vehicles and also had driven vehicles when passengers were shooting a paintball gun.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a preliminary hearing for 8:30 a.m. June 13.

Man charged with 4th drunk driving charge

A 48-year-old Milwaukee man faces his fourth drunken driving offense after his arrest Tuesday in the Town of Raymond.

Anthony M. Mann could receive a fine of $10,000 and spend six years in prison if he’s convicted. Mann was back in Racine County Circuit Court for an initial appearance Wednesday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint:

An officer stopped the defendant’s vehicle on Highways 41/94. While speaking with Mann, the officer immediately smelled an odor of intoxicants. Mann said he had consumed one alcoholic beverage.

A portable breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.14. Because of his previous drunken driving convictions, the defendant is restricted to a BAC of 0.02.

Court records show previous convictions in 1999 and 2002 in Georgia and in 2014 in Milwaukee.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a preliminary hearing for 8:30 a.m. June 14.

Racine man faces 15 years in prison for robbery with use of force

A 27-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge of robbery with the use of force after he allegedly broke into an ex-girlfriend’s home earlier this month.

The felony charge filed Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court against Jaschiro L. Willis could bring a fine of $50,000 and 15 years in prison. Willis is also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and bail jumping, which each carry a fine of $10,000 and nine months in jail.

Willis was returned to court on an active warrant Wednesday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police spoke with a woman, who stated on May 2, that Willis entered her home while she was sleeping with a key she didn’t know he had. The defendant allegedly slapped the woman, grabbed her, wrestled her phone from her, broke the screen and threw it out in the yard. Willis then retrieved the phone and fled the scene.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a preliminary hearing for 8:30 a.m. June 13.

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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.