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Substantial battery among 16 criminal charges for repeat-offender, facing 16 years prison

RACINE — A 44-year-old Racine man who has been incarcerated 32 times since 1997 now faces 16 new criminal charges, including two felonies, after his arrest for battery on May 19. LaVelle Robinson was charged this week with felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and substantial battery, both with the use of a dangerous […]

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Racine man charged for allegedly attacking woman, putting her in chokehold, facing 21 months jail time

RACINE — A report of a man with a gun who was attacking a woman on April 28 led to a trio of misdemeanor criminal charges against a 36-year-old Racine man. Charles House, who is free from custody on a $500 cash bond, is charged with misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest […]

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Racine man charged with sexual assault, false imprisonment and more facing 60 years prison

RACINE — A 28-year-old Racine man faces a 60-year prison term after he was charged earlier this week with felony sexual assault of his girlfriend. In addition to the felony sexual assault charge, Reginald Turner is charged with felony counts of false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as […]

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Racine man: 9 felony charges for drugs, robbery, stalking; facing 126 years prison

RACINE — A 40-year-old Racine man, who already had faced three felony charges in two separate cases, now faces nine more felonies in a third case recently filed in Racine County Circuit Court. Jerome Williams remains in custody in the Racine County Jail on a total combined cash bond of $20,000 across the three cases. […]

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Milwaukee man accused of sexually assaulting female relative under 13, facing life in prison

RACINE — A 22-year-old Milwaukee man is facing the rest of his life in prison for the alleged sexual assault of a young female relative on multiple occasions. Derek Roig was charged Friday, April 28, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of repeated sexual assault of a child and forcing a […]

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Driver charged in hit-and-run that killed Anthony Morales on December 22

RACINE — The man accused of striking and killing Anthony Morales in a hit-and-run accident last December has been charged. Shawn Shelton, 42, of Racine, was charged Friday, April 28, in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony count of hit-and-run resulting in death. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison, […]

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Man accused of firing AR-15 at mom’s ex-boyfriend facing nearly 20 years prison

UNION GROVE — A 27-year-old man is facing nearly two decades behind bars after allegedly firing a handful of shots from an AR-15 at his mom’s ex-boyfriend when the man visited their home to retrieve his belongings. Dominic Irizarry, of Union Grove, was charged Tuesday, April 25, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony […]

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Mount Pleasant man with extensive criminal past sees 3 more charges including strangulation, suffocation

RACINE — A 43-year-old Mount Pleasant man with a lengthy criminal past faces three more criminal charges after his arrest on April 7 in Racine. Avery Thomas Jr. – In the new case against Avery Thomas Jr., he is charged with felony strangulation and suffocation, along with misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct. The […]

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Update: Former Racine Alder John Tate malfeasance case dismissed without prejudice

Update 2:15 p.m.: Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz on Tues., April 25, dismissed without prejudice the case against former Racine Alderman John Tate II. Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz dismissed the felony charge against former Racine Ald. John Tate II of having a public interest in a private contract while holding […]

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High-speed chase ends in crash with squad car, woman facing 16 years in prison

CALEDONIA — A wrong-way driver that led Caledonia Police on a high-speed chase before a crash into a Sheriff’s Department squad car early Friday morning now faces three criminal charges in Racine County Circuit Court. Lanora Wright, 59, of Racine, is charged with felony counts of fleeing/eluding causing damage to property and second-degree recklessly endangering […]

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Burlington man charged for break-in, theft at Wisconsin Vision faces over 22 years prison

BURLINGTON — An investigation into a break-in and theft at the Wisconsin Vision Center in Burlington last month led to six criminal charges – including two felonies – filed against a 33-year-old Burlington man. Wisconsin Vision in Burlington – Richard Schuler remains in custody in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. Schuler […]

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Former Alder John Tate II facing charge of malfeasance in office; will appear May 11

RACINE — Former Racine Alder John Tate II is facing more than three years in prison for allegedly committing malfeasance in office. Tate, 38, will appear Thursday, May 11, in Racine County Circuit Court to face a single felony count of having public interest in a private contract while holding public office. If convicted, he […]

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Man charged with sending lewd photos, threatening messages to Shepherd’s College student; facing 3 months in jail

RACINE COUNTY — A 20-year-old Racine man is facing the next three months in jail after he allegedly sent photos of his genitalia and threatening messages to a Shepherd’s College student. Logan McBride was charged on Tuesday, April 18, in Racine County Circuit Court with a single misdemeanor count of using a computer to send […]

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Man accused of fraud against Racine halfway house facing 30+ years in prison

RACINE — Resident workers at a Racine halfway house for men told police a former housemate and co-worker of theirs wrote and cashed fraudulent checks totaling more than $5,000. Robert L. Smith, 55, of Racine, was charged Friday, April 14, in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts each of theft against a financial […]

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