Racine County Eye has expanded its coverage over the past six months. You have come to count on us for stories about our coverage of COVID-19, the elections, social justice issues, business spotlights, hometown heroes, and real estate.
We spend hours making sure you have the highest and best information. If this is important to you, please subscribe today.
A man who threatened to pull a gun on a nurse at Ascension-All Saints Hospital early Monday morning is in custody at the Racine County Jail.
If convicted, Matavka faces up to nine years, nine months in prison and/or fines up to $11,000.
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department were called at 1:12 a.m. Monday to Ascension-All Saints Hospital for a report of a man with a gun.
A nurse told police that she took care of Matavka for leg pain. After she completed his treatment, she started the discharge process. But Matavka said to her that he didn’t want to leave, he tried to rest.
“Get out of my room,” he screamed. “I’m not leaving, call the police.”
Punching a box mounted on the wall that contained syringes, he then asked the woman if she wanted him to grab the gun he had in his bag.
“I’m a violent man, look me up on CCAP,” the complaint reads.
Support our publication
With the support of readers like you, we provide thoughtfully researched articles for a more informed and connected community. This is your chance to support credible, community-based, public-service journalism. Please join us!
The nurse left and called the police. When they arrived, they searched his bag and didn’t find a gun. Court records indicate that Matavka was convicted of two burglary charges in two separate cases, robbery/carrying a concealed weapon and criminal damage to property.
Matavaka is set to appear for an initial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.
Love what we do?
In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/