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**Updated 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11

Two Racine men, ages 20 and 22, are behind bars on a $10,000 cash bond after they allegedly held two women at gunpoint last year and stole a purse.

Navaris Howard

Navaris Howard, 22, was charged Feb. 5 in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of armed robbery with threat of force. Quay Howard, 20, made his initial appearance Feb. 11 to face the same charges. If convicted they each face up to 80 years in prison and/or up to $200,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant police were called at 10:44 p.m. Oct. 24 to the 2200 block of Durand Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived, two women said they were approached by two men in dark clothing and masks. One of the men brandished a gun and took one of the women’s purses while the other man took a bag filled with various hair care items from the other woman before they both fled the area on foot.

Quay Howard

Police say they found a black, airsoft gun in the general vicinity that looked similar to a “luger-style firearm,” and witnesses who were in the area described the suspects as males in their late teens or early 20s with thin builds.

Neighbors reported seeing the suspects flee through a yard, and officers were able to follow the trail of discarded hair care products to a home on Dwight Avenue where they also heard a loud crash, the complaint reads. Police also found the stolen purse, and say that it had blood on it as did a garbage can outside the residence and on the back door of the residence.

Officers say they entered the home and located both Navaris and Quay Howard. Both suspects were taken into custody but denied any knowledge of the armed robbery.

Police say DNA swabs from the airsoft gun and the blood found inside the purse, on the garbage can and on the back door of the Dwight Avenue home matched Navaris Howard’s DNA profile already on file with the state.

Navaris remains in the Racine County Jail on the $10,000 cash bond. He will next be in court Feb. 12 for his preliminary hearing.

Quay was assigned a $5,000 cash bond and was ordered to not have any contact with Navaris. His preliminary hearing is Feb. 19.

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