Racine police say a 21-year-old man is facing a felony charge after he put a gun to his friend’s head during an argument and agreed he was an idiot for doing so.
Cody Gotter, of Racine, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of second degree recklessly endangering safety and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, both with domestic abuse qualifiers. If convicted, he faces up to 10-1/3 years in prison and/or up to $26,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called Wednesday to a home for a report of a domestic incident and a man with a gun. When officers arrived, a man told them Gotter held a gun to his head during a heated argument about their living arrangements. The man, Gotter, and Gotter’s brother and mom all share a residence.
Police say the man had a red mark on his red, circular mark between his eyes, and Gotter admitted to putting the gun to the man’s head after the man threatened to beat him up “so his mother wouldn’t recognize him.” Gotter said he’d dropped the magazine out so the gun wasn’t loaded, but he did threaten to “blow (the man’s) head off.”
Gotter also said his brother smacked him and called him a stupid idiot, as assessment with which Gotter agreed.
Gotter remains in the Racine County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond and will next be in court Aug. 31 for his preliminary hearing.