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

CREATED Jun 20, 2014

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  • 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.

  • Willie Crowder, Jr. was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting or obstructing an officer, and bail jumping.

  • Larenzo Conery was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Natisha Castle was charged with a probation violation.

  • Christopher Buckman was charged with three counts of resisting an officer, possession of heroin with intent, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug trafficking place, neglecting a child and disorderly conduct.

  • Charles Cavanaugh was charged with a 5th OWI offense.

  • Floyd Sauve is charged with use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

  • Matthew Durand was charged with forgery and unauthorized use of entity identifying information.

  • Charles Elm was charged with a probation violation, strangulation and suffocation, disorderly conduct, battery, intimidate victim/dissuade reporting and resisting an officer.

  • Leah Corney was charged with two counts of first degree reckless injury, as well as physical abuse of a child.

  • Trina Cloud was charged with a probation violation.

  • Matthew Conant was charged with two counts of bail jumping and theft-movable property.

  • Francisco Canales was charged with strangulation and suffocation.

  • Antoine Miller was charged with 30 counts, including felony intimidation of a witness, contempt of court, and misdemeanor bail jumping.

  • Laurence James Mc Donald was charged with an OWI - 5th or 6th offense.

  • Steven Marquis Norris was charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault of a child and attempted second degree sexual assault of a child.

  • Juan Calderon-Romo was charged with possession of cocaine, an unclassified misdemeanor.

  • Nicole Wagester is accused of fatally kicking a 2-year-old girl and is currently awaiting charges.

  • Rainer Grossy was charged with operating while under the influence-5th offense.

  • Daniel Hagemeister was charged with burglary and theft.

  • Kendrae Buie was charged with two counts of burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • Alejandro Ramirez-Gonzalez is accused of killing a Grafton man after driving the wrong way on I-94.

  • Erick Smith was arrested for DUI-2nd.

  • Bobby Steffes was charged for making telephone threats.

  • Dennis Kolosso was charged with sexual assault of a child under 13.

  • Calvin Gideon was charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Russell Broekman was charged with a probation violation.

  • James Bolduc was charged with hit an run involving injury, substantial battery, first degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct.

  • Brandon Brumfield was found guilty of battery to a public transit operator, a class I felony.

  • Brian Ireland, 39, has been charged with disorderly conduct and lascivious behavior.

  • Ira Antone was charged with a probation violation.

  • Cassie Alloy was charged with a probation violation, manufacture/delivery of narcotics, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of illegal prescription drugs.

  • Willie Brownless was found guilty of possession with intent - cocaine.

  • Charles J. Jones was charged with Homicide by Negligent Operation of Vehicle and 1st Degree Reckless Endangering Safety.

  • Stephanie Buchberger was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting or obstructing an officer and a probation violation.

  • Michael Bonifas was charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, a probation violation and failure to report income (false statement).

  • William Brown was found guilty of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, as well as felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Hawke Strickland is charged with first degree reckless homicide, as a party to a crime - use of a dangerous weapon.

  • Doviet Austin was charged with bail jumping, resisting or obstructing an officer, retail theft and a probation violation.

  • David Branch was found guilty of his 4th OWI within 5 years.

  • Wendy Fuller was arrested for a DUI-2nd.

  • Rachel Howland was arrested for a DUI-1st.

  • Anabel Aranda-Salazar was arrested for a DUI-2nd.

  • Chaze Biami was charged with child abuse - intentionally causing harm.

  • Jerry Fletcher, Jr. was charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the Green Bay area.

  • Christopher Beverly was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Christopher Berry was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, as well as maintaining a drug trafficking place.

  • Orlando Bennett was found guilty of burglary of a room within a building.

  • Donald Berry was wanted on several felony and misdemeanor warrants through Wisconsin as well as Illinois.

  • Jennifer Vandeboom was arrested for Neglecting a Child and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer.

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.