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A man is accused of forcing his way into his elderly parents’ home and assaulting them after they told him they refused to give him money.

James Mack, 47, of Caledonia, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated battery of an elderly person, robbery with use of force, burglary, felony intimidation of a victim, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal trespassing,two counts of disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer.

Mack, who is being held on a $25,000 cash bond, has been charged as a repeat offender. If he’s found guilty on all charges, he faces up to 92 years in prison and/or fines up to $182,100.

Mack, who is a convicted felon, went to his parents’ house in the 6900 block of Surrey Lane at 3:23 p.m. Monday and demanded that they give him money. His mother refused to give him any and she told him to leave. Angry, Mack grabbed his mother’s hands and pushed her into the living room. Mack’s mother has fragile skin, which tore and her son’s actions caused cuts to them.

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Mack took his mother’s cell phone and the landline after she threatened to call the police. His father told him to stop what he was doing and leave. Scared, Mack’s father took out his gun case that had a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver inside it. Mack’s father didn’t take out the gun, but told him he would if he didn’t leave. The two fought and Mack took the case away from him. Again demanding money, Mack took the case and told his father he would get it back when received money.

Mack’s father gave him the cash and Mack left the residence.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10.

 

 

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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.