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A 21-year-old Elkhorn man faces one felony charge and 28 misdemeanor counts by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office after his arrest April 4 in Burlington.

Austin Michael Porter was charged with a felony charge of possession of an electric weapon, 24 misdemeanor counts of bail jumping and misdemeanor counts of failing to install an ignition interlock device, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a total fine up to$262,100, and up to 26 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:
Burlington police stopper Porter’s vehicle in the area of Capital and East Jefferson streets. A check of the vehicle showed it was not equipped with an ignition interlock device, which was one condition of his bond for previous operating after revocation and drunken driving convictions in 2016 and 2017.

During the vehicle search, police also found drug paraphernalia, an electric weapon and 1.4 grams of marijuana, which also violated his bond in the other cases.

Porter is due back in Racine County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing April 11 at 9 a.m.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.