Racine County Circuit Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch Monday assigned a $5,000 cash bond to Shane Stilo, 34, of Racine, for allegedly threatening his neighbors with a gun and threatening to kill them.
Stilo was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony charge of illegally possessing a firearm, two felony charges of bail jumping and one midemeanor count each of possession of a firearm while intoxicated, intentionally pointing a firearm at a person and disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 23-1/2 years in jail and/or up to $70,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Racine police were called at 1:11 a.m. Saturday to the 4200 block of Victory Avenue for a report of civil trouble between neighbors. When officers arrived, a man said he had been in an argument with his neighbor – later identified as Stilo – earlier Friday evening, but RPD successfully mediated a peaceful end to the disagreement.
Police say that Stilo, however, apparently didn’t think the argument was over. Around 1 a.m. he appeared outside his neighbor’s window waving a gun and yelling that he was going to “kill them all,” the man said.
Officers ordered Stilo out of the home and by 1:52 a.m. he had complied, the complaint reads. Another resident of the home told police that Stilo was intoxicated and that he did keep a revolver in the nightstand next to his bed. This person gave police permission to search the home, and they did find a box of .38 ammunition along with the firearm in question.
Stilo remains in the Racine County Jail and was ordered to not have possess or consume any alcohol or possess or control any weapons. Online court records indicate he will next be in court for his preliminary hearing on May 7.
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