A Racine couple was charged with several felonies after a man pointed a gun at his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and his brother, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Dominique Buie, 37, of Racine, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, four counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, pointing a firearm at another person, concealing stolen property, 13 counts of bail jumping, and disorderly conduct — use of a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, Buie faces up to 61.75 years in prison, and/or fined up to $276,000.

Tamara Thurman, 24, of Racine, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, four counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, 13 counts of bail jumping, and disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, Thurman faces up to 112 years in prison and/or fined up to $246,000.

According to the criminal complaint, an irate man called 911 saying there was man inside a residence at 1312 Michigan Ave that was pointing a gun at his brother on Sunday, March 15.

The two brothers told police the man threatened to shoot them.  As police were interviewing the two brothers, Thurman told police that there weren’t any guns involved and that the one brother was “making this more than it was.”

One of the brothers told police that a third man, Buie, was inside the home with the gun and Buie pointed the gun at them,. But Thurman insisted that Buie did not have a gun or own a gun.

The daughter of one of the brother’s told police that the gun was “downstairs in the toilet,” which was later found in a cardboard box inside a toilet in the bathroom.

The two brothers were at the house to drop off the children at Thurman’s house because she is their mother.

Buie told police that he is Thurman’s boyfriend and the two brothers threatened to fight him. He also told police that he has prior convictions in criminal cases that involved guns, which “will probably be going federal with these charges.”

Police traced the gun, which was stolen out of Mount Pleasant, according to the criminal complaint.

Buie and Thurman are being held on a $25,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. March 25.

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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.