A suspect in a gun pointing case is now in custody.

Nicholas Aaron Marchant, 30, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday with pointing a firearm at another. If convicted of the charge, Marchant faces up to nine months in jail and/or fines up to $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded Jan. 8 to a home in the 3300 block of Eighth Avenue for a report of a weapons violation. Marchant’s mother told police that her son has “been texting and harassing and threatening her.” Having had enough, she turned off Marchant’s cell phone because she pays for it and it is in her name.

Marchant’s mother told police that her son is an alcoholic and has mental health issues. That night, he came over to her home and started screaming and yelling at her because she turned off is cell phone.

During the verbal argument, Marchant pointed a gun out of his jacket and pointed it at her. Then he told her not to call the police and turn his cell phone back on “or else something will happen.” She then told Marchant she would be calling 911.

Just then Marchant’s sister came into the bedroom and saw Marchant pull out a gun and point it at her mother. He ran down the stairs and out of the house.

Afraid, the woman told police she feared that he would come back to kill her and her daughter.

Marchant, who has a warrant out for his arrest, is still at large.


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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.