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. 

Man faces charges after domestic dispute

A 22-year-old Racine man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a felony charge of strangulation and suffocation and two misdemeanors after an incident Thursday.

The felony charge filed Friday in Racine County Circuit Court against Joshua S. Roberts carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and six years in prison. Roberts also is charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct, which carry a combined fine of $11,000 and a year in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:
Police responded to a Village of Caledonia residence and spoke to a woman, who said she was assaulted by the defendant. During the argument, the woman said the defendant strangled her to the point where she could not talk or breathe normally.

Roberts allegedly took the woman’s cell phone and left the residence. As she tried to get the phone back, he began to punch her with an open hand in her upper chest and ribs. Roberts admitted to police that he had been in a verbal argument, but denied the assault.

Roberts is due back in court for a preliminary hearing May 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Running from police, man left his motorcycle jacket behind

A 24-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge of possession of marijuana after his arrest Friday.

The charge filed against Trevor M. Frischmuth carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison. Frischmuth is charged as a repeat offender, which could add four years in prison if he’s convicted.

According to the criminal complaint:

An officer with the Racine Police Department was dispatched to the 1100 block of Washington Avenue at 2:30 a.m. for a report of a suspicious person. The caller stated a male had just jumped over the fence from a motorcycle shop and had left his jacket on the fence.

Police found the defendant, who had a strong odor of intoxicants. Two baggies that contained what later tested positive for marijuana were found in the shirt that had been left on the fence. The marijuana weighed a total of 15.3 grams.

Frischmuth will be back in court May 16 for an 8:30 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.