Four Racine men are accused of attempted robbery, chasing a man they believed owed them money, and leading police to a suspected drug house where thousands of dollars in cash and marijuana were found on Monday.

Christopher McMillian, 25, Macari Gosa, 22, and Tory Harris, 27, were charged Thursday with attempted armed robbery — party to a crime, and first degree recklessly endangering safety — party to a time. McMillian was charged with obstructing a police officer. Harris was also charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

If convicted of all charges, McMillian faces up to 33 years three months in prison and/or fines up to $85,000; Gosa faces up to 44 years six months in prison and/or fines up to $75,000; and Harris faces up to 36 years in prison and/or fines up to $85,000.

Charges were also filed against Darius Malone, 25, of Racine, on Thursday for armed robbery and first degree recklessly endangering safety. Malone is not in custody and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

According to the criminal complaint, a male was moving his car out of the driveway at 9:42 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Virginia St. when four men that he knew approached him. McMillian, Gosa, Malone and Harris were identified by the man. Harris pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed the gun at the man. Fearing that he was going to be shot, the man drove away from them in his car and when he did he heard the sound of a gunshot.

The four men got in two cars — a dark SUV and a Monte Carlo — and chased after him at a high rate of speed until officers stopped the man. He told police he knew that McMillian, Harris and Malone lived at 1400 W. 6th St. Police went to the home while other investigators went back to the scene where the shooting happened. There they found a cell phone, which they believe was used by one of the four men that approached the man. He was talking with McMillian about why he had to bring guns.

“It wasn’t supposed to get to that if you had just given me the money,” the person told him. The person making the call was McMillian, who was found inside the residence at 1400 6th St. Harris and Gosa in a car near the home. Inside they smelled a strong odor of marijuana because it was found throughout the home. Once a search warrant was obtained, police found almost $23,000 and multiple counterfeit $100 bills. They also found 17.5 grams of marijuana and baggies.

“It appeared as if this area was set up for repackaging controlled substances,” the complaint reads.”… and that the controlled substances are consistent with being held for resale.”

McMillian, Harris and Gosa each had a cash bond set at $25,000. They are expected to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

 

 

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