Two boys are accused of stealing a car and one of the boys had two handguns with him.

Xavier McLain, 17, of Caledonia, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday with driving a car without the owner’s consent, obstructing an officer, two counts of possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent, two counts of possession of a firearm by a person under the age of 17, and two counts of bail jumping.

If McClain is convicted on all charges, he faces up to 27 years six months in prison, and/or fined up to 110 years in prison.

Darian Satterwhite, 17, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a misdemeanor count of driving a car without the owner’s consent, and obstructing an officer. If convicted of both charges,

Satterwhite faces up to 18 months in prison and/or fined up to $20,000.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman reported that her grandfather’s car was stolen at 10:27 p.m. Friday from her residence in the 800 block of Mayfair Drive. The woman had borrowed the car. Officers saw the 2012 Honda Accord in the area of Harriet St. and Rode Avenue. Two males — McLain and Satterwhite — exited the car and started running from police.

Officers found Satterwhite in his home in the 1100 block of Jefferson St., the area where the two boys were last seen running.  Satterwhite initially told police that he saw two other boys running through the alley, but then later told police that McLain was in his room.

Police found McLain in Satterwhite’s room along with a backpack that had the clothes he was wearing when he ran from police. They also found two fully operational handguns — one still loaded and another with a spent casing inside of it — inside the backpack along with homework McLain’s name on it.

McLain, who had a prior armed robbery conviction in 2014, told police he was hold the guns for someone and that they were not his. Satterwhite told police that someone else named Michael took the car, but McLain told police he didn’t know anyone named Michael.

Satterwhite and McLain are being held on a $500 signature bond. Both boys are expected to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. May 26 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

 

 

 

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.