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A 25-year-old Racine man faces three felony charges for his role in an altercation in July.

Montavius L. Everton was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one felony count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The charges carry a total fine of $75,000 and 35 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint: Officers with the Racine Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Carlisle Street on July 11 for a report of shots fired. The caller told police she observed two females and a male arguing and that the altercation was getting physical.

The caller further stated a second male, later identified as the defendant, appeared, produced a firearm and fired one shot at the group. Police found a spent shell casing at the scene.

Montavius Everton

Two days later, police spoke to a woman who stated that she was at her residence with a friend, and that her boyfriend was arguing with them and it got physical. A male she knows as “Cuda” fired a round in her direction.

“Cuda” was later identified as Everton. The other woman present said she found a bullet hole in her vehicle the day after the incident. Court records indicate that Everton has two previous felony convictions, one for child abuse and the other for battery to law enforcement officers, both in Racine County. Because of those convictions, he’s prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Everton is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Rex Davenport

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