Four youth were charged  by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with gun charges after being stopped for reckless driving in Mount Pleasant on Saturday.

They are also suspects in an armed robbery in Kenosha, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Bobby Clifton, 19, of Racine, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana.
  • Za Donius Allen Morris, 20, of Racine, was charged with possession with intent to deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, and operating without a license.
  • Joseph Lakvold, 17, of Kenosha, was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, party to a crime.
  • Deshon Martin, 17, of Racine, was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant Police were called for a report of a car driving slow that was swerving in and out of his lane of traffic at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 on Highway 31 at County Line Road. Mount Pleasant Police pulled the red Taurus over, but  he couldn’t see into the squad because the window was fogged up and snow covered. Once Morris, who was driving the car, rolled down the window. The officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

The officer asked if there were weapons in the car, which they all denied.

Calling for backup, the officer searched the car.and found a revolver under the seat of the car. With Morris in his squad car, the officer drew his weapon and ordered the three passengers to put their hands in the air. Police found another revolver under the front passenger seat.

Kenosha Police are investigating the men as possible suspects in an armed robbery that happened at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mobile gas station in Kenosha. No charges have been issued in connection with that case.

 

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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.