Sturtevant police say a 22-year-old Racine man who is already facing charges for impersonating a police officer is in jail for doing it again Saturday.
Tammer Sherid was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with four felony counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he could face up to 24 years in prison and/or $40,000 in fines. Last January, Sherid was charged with two felony counts of possession of an electric weapon, one felony count of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor count of impersonating a peace officer.
Sherid posted a $1,500 cash bond for the January charges, and a condition of his bond was that he “was ordered not to possess or control any weapons or to engage in any active investigative or security work,” according to online court records.
According to the complaint that details his new charges, Sturtevant police were called at 11:23 p.m. to the Sturtevant SportsPlex, 10116 Stellar Avenue. While there, officers observed Sherid wearing black cargo pants, black boots, and a black shirt affixed with a badge. He was also seen with a gun, pepper spray and handcuffs and walking around the facility both inside and out as if he was in patrol.
When police returned to the SportsPlex at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, they observed Sherid with the pepper spray but not the gun. Officers say that when they asked Sherid about the gun, he admitted he put it in the trunk of his car. Police did recover a Smith and Wesson M & P .40 caliber with a 15-round magazine.
Sherid remains in the Racine County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond. His next court date is a preliminary hearing on Feb. 12.
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