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Racine police say a 22-year-old man is facing weapons charges because he brought a gun to a fight.

James Saar, of Racine, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison and/or up to $11,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 2:58 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Ohio Street for a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived, witnesses said a group of male subjects had gathered at the end of the driveway and were causing a loud disturbance by arguing with a female. One person witnessed a man – later identified as Saar – said he would kill the woman, and he was seen with a gun.

Police say the witness and the female walked away from the group and went back inside a home. Officers on scene witnessed Saar walk to a car and put something on the seat, and when they looked into the vehicle and saw a black, semi-automatic handgun in the back seat.

Saar was taken into custody without incident and admitted the gun was his and that he didn’t have a concealed carry permit, the complaint reads. He told police he went to the home in question because he’d been told a person there had threatened a friend, and he wanted to stand up for them.

Saar was released from custody Tuesday on a $500 signature bond. He will next be in court Sept. 3 for a pre-trial conference.

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