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

CREATED Jun 20, 2014

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  • Anthony Johnson was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, as well as felony bail jumping.

  • Marcus Jenkins was charged with lewd, lascivious behavior - exposure.

  • Andrew Zeier was charged with operating a motor vehicle while revoked (13th offense).

  • Jason Lich was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Jimmie Tawwater was charged with sexual assault of a child.

  • Jamel Jenkins was charged with felony possession of a firearm.

  • Jashawn Jeffers was charged with receiving or concealing stolen property.

  • Cody Treul was charged with intentional homicide.

  • Ron Rettig was charged with theft.

  • Kristopher James was charged with felony possession of a firearm.

  • Jenna Schumacher is being held in custody for felony physical abuse of a child.

  • Paul Rice was found guilty of battery.

  • Quindery Girley was charged with possession of cocaine.

  • Roy Ismert was charged with operating with a restricted/controlled substance (7th, 8th, or 9th offense).

  • Daniel Hughes was charged with three counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine.

  • Jamie Clapper was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer.

  • Allen Clark was charged with an OWI-5th offense.

  • Shawn Ellis was booked into the Green Lake County Jail on various charges related to the manufacture and possession of methamphetamine, as well as burglary.

  • Jennie Hetchler was also booked into the Green Lake County Jail on various charges related to the manufacture and possession of methamphetamine, as well as burglary.

  • Robert Supples was charged with disorderly conduct and battery.

  • Marvin Spruce was charged with bail jumping.

  • Cordell Howze was charged with armed robbery.

  • Charles Ortiz is accused of running a massive heroin drug ring called the "East Side Mafioso."

  • Josh Kishketog was charged with a probation violation and possession of THC.

  • Alyssa Klein was charged with two counts of theft.

  • Justin Howard was charged with substantial battery - intended bodily harm.

  • Ladarrius Hoskins was charged with escaping criminal arrest.

  • Joshua Dobratz was charged with possession of THC and a probation violation.

  • Jan Doxtator was charged with a hit and run and OWI-2nd offense.

  • Brandy Dickey was charged with child neglect as party to a crime.

  • Robert Alegria was charged with child neglect as party to a crime, as well as obstructing an officer.

  • William Crinzi was arrested for OWI-2nd.

  • Dominique Holmes was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Demondre Polk was charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and other charges.

  • Mindy Verheyen was charged with first degree reckless injury, child abuse, throw/discharge bodily fluids at public safety workers, resisting or obstructing an officer and neglecting a child.

  • Dawn Verdegan was charged with an OWI-4th offense.

  • Hakeem Harris was charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.

  • Ey Lao was charged with manufacture/delivery of amphetamine.

  • Edward Larock was charged with possession of narcotic drugs.

  • Gregory Harbour was charged with possession with intent to deliver - narcotics.

  • Sherman Russell was arrested for a 3rd OWI offense, as well as 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.

  • Stephano Marcel Torres was charged with being party to the crime of first-degree reckless homicide

  • Dionte Williams was charged with being party to the crime of first-degree reckless homicide

  • Joe Estrada was charged with being party to the crime of first-degree reckless homicide

  • Christina Suarez was charged with harboring and aiding a felon.

  • Jonathan Whitt was charged with bomb scares and disorderly conduct.

  • Elliot Wilber was charged with a probation violation, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and battery.

  • Adrian Green was charged with two counts as forgery - uttering.

  • Kurt Hanson has been charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety with a weapon, felony failure to comply with an officer's attempts to arrest, obstructing an officer, as well as disorderly conduct while armed.

  • James Schuetz was arrested for a DUI-2nd.

  • James Mueller was arrested for a DUI-4th.

  • Brian Gray was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, as well as disorderly conduct.

  • Bradley Skelly was charged with an 11th OWI offense.

  • Myron Holland was charged with bail jumping, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and neglecting a child.

  • Karen Jenson was charged with burglary, receiving stolen property and resisting or obstructing an officer.

  • Jonas Graves was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and resisting or obstructing an officer.

  • Joseph Silverman was charged with burglary of a building or dwelling.

  • Jeffery Irish was charged with two counts of possession of THC, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.

  • Brogan Hyde was charged with contempt of court.

  • Kinyater Grant was charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide as well as felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Christopher McGoldrick was charged with armed robbery with threat of force, false imprisonment, felony personal ID theft, and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Russell Elk was charged with a probation violation.

  • Brad Edwards was charged with neglecting a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of THC and a probation violation.

  • Thomas Gasper was charged with possession of narcotic drugs.

  • Cindy Wadd is charged with drunk driving - 3rd offense.

  • John Horton was charged with battery and bail jumping.

  • Brandon Hilgenberg was charged with disorderly conduct.

  • Eddie Garrett was charged with manufacture/deliver heroin.

  • Tavagus Williams was charged with child enticement.

  • Randal Cloud was charged with an OWI-2nd offense and a probation violation.

  • Cody Cordova was charged with six counts of a probation violation.

  • Timothy Andrews was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia, an OWI-6th offense and bail jumping.

  • Nicholas Hanson was arrested for a DUI-2nd.

  • Jacob Flores was charged with burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • Kristopher Mitchell was charged with human trafficking and false imprisonment.

  • Tristan Brinkman was charged with disorderly conduct.

  • Daciana Burmeister was charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of heroin and a probation violation.

  • Eric Evans was charged with burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • Ervin Edward, Jr. was charged with substantial battery - intend bodily harm.

  • Jed Balwierczak was charged with OWI-3rd offense and a probation violation.

  • Timothy Baird was charged with a probation violation and disorderly conduct.

  • Maria Thayer has been charged with obtaining controlled substances through fraud.

  • Yolanda Hamilton has been charged with obtaining controlled substances through fraud.

  • Bobby Steffes was charged with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a telephone (threats).

  • Andrew Granados was charged with a DUI-2nd offense.

  • Kiara Dorsey has been charged with obtaining controlled substances through fraud.

  • Agnes Carroll has been charged with obtaining controlled substances through fraud.

  • Yuri Burrows was charged with 9 counts of violating a harassment restraining order.

  • Denzil Bryant was charged with possession of THC, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

  • Latrice Duck was charged with retail theft (between $500 - $5000).

  • William Dillworth is charged with disorderly conduct.

  • Paul Hujet was charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and endangering safety/dangerous weapon.

  • Tony Hood was charged with a probation violation, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • David Deibert was charged with theft of movable property.

  • Patrick Dalton was charged with a 2nd OWI offense, as well as operating while revoked.

  • Tykeisha Champion was charged with possession of heroin with intent and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Eric Challeen was charged with an OWI-3rd offense.

  • Elliot Pederson was charged with 14 counts of misdemeanor theft as party to a crime.

  • Marisa Cardish was charged with retail theft, possession of amphetamine/LSD/psilocin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.

  • Erica Centeno was charged with a probation violation.

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.