Editor’s note: Racine County Eye receives criminal complaints from the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. These people have been charged with a crime in Racine County. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted. 

Bar fight leads to felony charges for Racine man

A 34-year-old Racine man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with substantial battery and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct after a fight earlier this year at Coasters Bar.

The felony charge filed against Andres M. Rodriguez carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison, while the misdemeanor carries a fine of $1,000 and 90 days in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

The police were dispatched to the bar Jan. 6 for a report of a fight. Video from the bar showed a man later identified as Rodriguez leave a table, and then a female started talking to another man. At one point, a male, who later was the victim, appears to be trying to end a confrontation between the female and the other male. When Rodriguez
returned, he is seen pushing the victim, which caused him to fall. The defendant is then seen jumping on the victim and swinging.

The victim told police he received stitches for lacerations to his back, right wrist, near his right eyebrow and to his left hip.

Rodriguez is due back in Racine County Circuit Court on May 17 for an 8:30 p.m. preliminary hearing.

Disorderly conduct and cocaine possession charges filed against Racine man

A report of a man out of control and in possession of a pellet gun led to three criminal charges filed Wednesday against a 26-year-old Racine man.

Cody W. Mattice is charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

The felony carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison, while the criminal damage to property carries a fine of $10,000 and nine months in jail. The disorderly conduct charge carries
a fine of $1,000 and 90 days in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

The police were dispatched to a city residence on Tuesday and spoke to a man who stated the defendant came home drunk and high. The man was afraid Mattice would become violent, and when he called the police, the defendant took a pellet gun and left.

Mattice was found in the backyard, where they located the pellet gun, which had been damaged by the defendant. A search of Mattice revealed a small plastic bindle with a powder that later tested positive for
crack cocaine.

The defendant will return to Racine County Circuit Court on May 16 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.

Man charged with 4th DUI with his child in the car

A 34-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of driving drunk with his 13-year-old son in the vehicle March 17 in the Town of Yorkville.

Kendrick D. Hoggan faces a felony charge for his fourth operating while intoxicated offense with a minor in the vehicle, which carries a fine of $20,000 and 12 years in prison. Hoggan also is charged with a felony count of operating a vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol level, which carries a fine between $1,200 and $20,000 and between 120 days and 12 years in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:
A deputy received a report of a reckless driver traveling northbound on the interstate. The caller stated the driver was “all over the road” and had hit a construction barrel in Kenosha County. The deputy got behind Hoggan’s vehicle just north of Highway 20 and watched as he almost struck several barrels and drove on the shoulder.

As the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, Hoggan allegedly missed the exit, and instead stopped his vehicle in a grassy area near the exit sign.

The deputy observed that Hoggan, who has three previous OWI convictions in Illinois, appeared lethargic and had slow movements and speech, along with bloodshot eyes and a slight odor of intoxicants.The defendant failed a series of field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.14.

Hoggan will be back in Racine County Circuit Court on May 24 for an adjourned initial appearance at 1:30 p.m.

Woman charged in credit card, identity theft

Fourteen criminal charges, including seven felonies for personal ID theft, were filed by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 22-year-old Cicero, Ill., woman.

If she’s convicted of the seven felonies, Shadonna L. Turner could spent 42 years in prison and be fined $70,000. Turner was also charged with seven misdemeanor counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, which each carry a fine of $10,000 and nine months in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

An investigator spoke with two people last July, who stated a credit card had been stolen and used at a Target store in Mount Pleasant. While police investigated, they discovered other possible fraudulent purchases. Police identified Turner as the female who completed the transactions.

Police also learned of a number of unauthorized transactions made with an Educators Credit Union account at Shopko in Racine. The video showed Turner using the stolen credit card information to make purchases.

Turner is due back in court May 10 for a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing.

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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.