Racine Co. couple attempts to use children as collateral in drug deal

CREATED Jun 20, 2014

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  • Eric Basley was charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

  • Lemar Barnes was charged with two counts of felony possession of a firearm.

  • Robert Pettis was charged with three counts of burglary of a building or dwelling (repeater).

  • Marquise Bailey was charged with assault by prisoners (expelling bodily fluids).

  • Lamar Anderson was charged with theft of movable property, as well as felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Joshua Werlein was charged with possession of narcotic drugs.

  • Devon Loggins was charged with two counts of first degree reckless homicide, three counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, as well as possession of a firearm by a felon.

  • Gerald Vanderhoef was charged with a 6th OWI offense.

  • Dionte Nowels was charged with armed robbery as a party to a crime, second degree reckless homicide, as well as hit and run resulting in death.

  • Andrew Scholz was charged with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon; as well as possession of a firearm by a felon.

  • Claytin Krimmer was charged with harboring or aiding a felon - falsifying information.

  • David Styve was charged with sex registry violation, as well as possession of narcotic drugs.

  • Paul Speck was charged with OWI - 5th or 6th offense.

  • Magan Otts was charged with manufacture/deliver heroin (<3g).

  • Michael Grudzielanek was charged with operating while intoxicated - 5th or 6th offense.

  • Sean Marx was charged with two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, as well as escape - criminal arrest.

  • Armando Aguirre was charged with second degree reckless homicide (repeater added).

  • Betty J. Coleman was charged with contempt of court - disobey order.

  • Jeremy TenHaken was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, child enticement, two counts of delivering a prescription drug, and three counts of interfering with child custody.

  • Nathan Hammel was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, a Class I felony.

  • Aaron Grieger was charged with theft of movable property.

  • Dustin Cecil was charged with theft of movable property (person/corpse).

  • Javaka Starkey was charged with battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • Bradley Cournoyer is facing charges of Impersonating a Police Officer, and possession of a firearm in a school zone.

  • Dawn Rushing was charged with a 2nd OWI offense.

  • Robert Swanton was charged with first degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon.

  • Edmun Bizzle was charged with a probation violation

  • Jay Barrientes was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Joshua Van Haften was charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Click here for more on this story.

  • Travis Bebo was charged with an OWI-3rd offense.

  • Jeremy Booker was charged with strangulation and suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct.

  • Glen Pipkin, Jr. was charged with burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • William Antepenko was charged with a probation violation.

  • Adam O'Day was charged with two counts of retail theft, as well as obstructing an officer.

  • Derek Baeten was charged with burglary

  • Christopher McGraw was charged with strangulation and suffocation, as well as criminal trespass to a dwelling.

  • Cody Belisle was charged with criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to dwelling and disorderly conduct.

  • Jeremiah Malombo was charged with strangulation and suffocation.

  • Francisco Arellano was charged with second degree sexual assault/unconscious victim

  • Richard Lee was charged with recklessly subjecting an individual at risk to abuse.

  • Konkapot Betz was charged with a probation violation

  • Clifford Jamerson was charged with three counts of retail theft.

  • Corey Beardsley was charged with manufacture/delivery of cocaine.

  • Noah Jaimes was charged with two counts of first degree child sex assault - sexual contact with a person under the age of 13.

  • Janet Dennison was charged with two probation violations.

  • James Diny was charged with an OWI-6th offense.

  • Gerald Harper was charged with two counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, as well as two counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing the death of another.

  • Nicholas Shaffer was charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12, as well as exposing a child to harmful material.

  • Contreal Tramble was charged with strangulation and suffocation, two counts of criminal damage to property, two counts of disoirdely conduct and two counts of battery

  • Aaron Vancaster was charged with six counts of possession of child pornography

  • Jack Moore was charged with changing names as a sex offender.

  • Sara Karcz was charged with possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

  • Regan Jones was charged with manufacture/delivery of amphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Leah Pociopa was charged with escape-criminal arrest.

  • Joseph Plourde was charged with a probation violation.

  • Anthony Garcia was charged with burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • Michael Davidson was charged with battery.

  • Nicole Blank was charged with bail jumping and possession of counterfeit narcotics with intent.

  • Krissa Brasure was charged with a probation violation.

  • Michael Boyd was charged with substantial battery - intended bodily harm.

  • Joseph Baker was charged with robbery with use of force.

  • Hayley Minor was charged with a probation violation.

  • Angellica Mundy was charged with a probation violation.

  • David Hill was charged with a probation violation, contempt of court and sexual intercourse with a child under 12.

  • Heather Hill was charged with escape-criminal arrest, burglary and a probation violation.

  • John Ahern was charged with OWI (5th or 6th offense).

  • Harley Stanley was charged with stalking, a class I felony.

  • Alicia Hunt was charged with contempt of court/disobey order.

  • Moriah Holsonback was charged with possession of THC and a probation violation.

  • Francisco Reynoso was charged with manufacture/deliver cocaine, as well as possession with intent - cocaine.

  • John Raymond was charged with a 3rd OWI offense, with a minor child in the vehicle.

  • Kelly Hastreiter was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of THC with intent and a probation violation.

  • Gionte Hart was charged with a probation violation and contempt of court/disobey order

  • Douglass Potter was charged with a 5th or 6th OWI offense.

  • Jerrod Phillips was charged with a fourth OWI offense within five years, a class H felony.

  • Kory Dunlap was charged with a probation violation, disorderly conduct and battery.

  • Stevie Dixon was charged with a probation violation.

  • Jimmie Knighton was charged with possession with intent - THC.

  • Jamar Franklin was charged with possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (cocaine), as well as possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (heroin).

  • Sylvester Taylor was charged with second degree reckless homicide

  • Robbie Fields was charged with first degree reckless homicide.

  • Melanie Boone was charged with six counts of intimidate witness/conspiracy

  • Krissa Brasure was charged with a probation violation

  • Demontez Jones was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer.

  • Samagio Jackson wsa charged with disorderly conduct, as well as felony bail jumping.

  • Shaynon Goss was charged with an OWI-2nd offense.

  • Catherine Garot was charged with an OWI-4th offense and a hit and run.

  • Gyeontae Gwinn was charged with possession with intent - THC.

  • Tammy Bonifas was charged with two counts of trafficking a child, prostitution-sexual gratification and keeping a place of prostitution.

  • Candice Best was charged with contempt of court.

  • Rene Deltoro was charged with OWI (5th or 6th offense), as well as possession of THC.

  • Mark Girtler was charged with felony solicitation of burglary, as well as felony intimidation of victim.

  • Heather Basten was charged with a probation violation.

  • Bahron Berkley-Dolphin was charged with endanger safety/reckless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of THC, resisting or obstructing an officer and bail jumping.

  • Robert Curtice was charged with vehicle operator fleeing/eluding officer.

  • Little Joe Cobb was charged with hit and run involving injury.

  • Willie Hood was charged with possession of amphetamine/LSD/Psilocin and carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Monique Inge was charged with bail jumping and criminal damage to property.

  • Dylan Yang was charged with first-degree reckless homicide.

RACINE COUNTY -- As Racine County built their case against the couple, they had an informant set up drug deals on three separate occasions. Deputies say all three times, right in the back seat of the parents' minivan, sat two little girls.

Ashley Fay and her boyfriend Blair Larose live in Salem. Deputies searched their home this week after busting them for allegedly trying to sell heroin.

"I've been told that the house was in deplorable condition, so what kind of life were those two children expected to have?" questioned Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.

A neighbor, who didn't want to go on camera, has been concerned for the children for some time. He noticed a lot of traffic in and out of the home, and many times, saw the toddlers unsupervised in the back yard.

The alleged drug deal happened in Burlington right here, about ten miles from the couple's home. The conversation so shocking, the couple allegedly suggested they'd leave one of their children as collateral to ensure they'd be back with more heroin.

"Personally, I have worked undercover narcotics. I have been on a number of investigations myself and I have never heard even joking someone saying that they would be willing to leave their child behind as collateral in exchange for narcotics," said Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling.

Sheriff Schmaling says the couple admitted to using heroin daily and selling it to support their habit.

"It's literally incomprehensible to me. It's numbing to think that whether you have an addiction or not that you would actually bring your children into that environment," said Sheriff Schmaling.

As the heroin epidemic spreads, Sheriff Schmaling has this warning. Don't ever try it, not even once. In his words, you're going to get hooked if you try it and the end result is death.