Racine police say two brothers with previous felony convictions are facing up to 30 years in prison each for having guns inside their home.
Zachery Hoskins, 21, and Tyler Hoskins, 19, both of Racine, were charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with three counts each of possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, Zachery faces up to 30 years in prison and/or up to $75,000 in fines. Tyler was also charged with misdemeanor obstruction, and he faces up to 30 years, nine months in prison and/or up to $85,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police arrested Zachery Oct. 14 on heroin delivery charges, and he admitted during questioning to having guns in his home. Officers executed a search warrant Oct. 15 on the Hoskins residence and saw a boy exited the home, but he was not taken into custody.
Police say they announced their presence several times and did not receive any answer even as they moved into the basement area. When officers got downstairs, they found Tyler hiding behind the furnace.
During a search of the rest of the home, police discovered three firearms in various locations, the complaint reads. A 9mm Taurus was found inside an aquarium; a 12-gauge shotgun was in a couch cushion and a TEC-9 was in plain sight on the pantry floor. Officers also saw shotgun shells scattered over kitchen table and floor.
Both Zachery and Tyler remain in the Racine County Jail on $500 cash bonds. They will both be in court Oct. 22 for their preliminary hearings.
Zachery’s is also facing three charges of heroin possession, for which he was arrested Oct. 14. His bond in that case is $25,000 cash.
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