A Racine woman is back in jail on a probation hold after police found she had an AR-15 rifle and ammunition in her home.

Ashley Miller, 26, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday with possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges also included a repeat offender enhancer. If convicted of both charges, Miller faces up to 16 years one month in prison and/or fines up to $25,500.

According to the criminal complaint, Miller’s probation and parole agent notified police on Friday that Miller might have a gun.

Convicted of manufacturing/delivering heroin, recklessly endangering safety, bail jumping and burglary, Miller was released from prison in June 2018.

When officers asked if they would find anything illegal in her home at 2024 LaSalle St., she told them no. But when officers with they conducted a search, they found an AR-15 rifle, ammunition, digital scales, and alcohol. All of these items violated the conditions of her parole.

Officers took Miller into police custody on a probation hold to the Racine County Jail. Racine County Court Commissioner set a $1,000 cash bond for Miller. She is expected to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. April 3.


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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.