Charges dismissed against 3 suspects accused in May 16th Attempted Robbery

courtOn June 29th, the State asked that all criminal charges be dropped against Macari L Gosa, Tory W Harris, and Christopher L. McMillan all of Racine in connection with an attempted armed robbery that occurred on May 16,2016 in the 200 block of Virginia Street. Court records show that on June 29th the State filed a motion to dismiss all charges without prejudice. The court granted the motion and a Judgment of dismissal/acquittal was recorded.

Original According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police responded to calls for a robbery/attempted robbery on May 16, 2016 in the 200 block of Virginia Street. Dispatch was advising police that the victim was being chased by the suspects, additional squads responded to the area of 6th and Horlick Drive and were able to meet with the victim

The victim stated that he was asked to move a family members car in the driveway when the parties approached him, and Harris stuck out his arm like he had a weapon, becoming fearful he put the car into reverse and fled the area. The victim stated he stopped his vehicle to try to diffuse the situation, the parties exited the vehicle and Harris appeared to pull a gun from his waistband, fleeing the area the victim heard a gunshot, the complaint reads.

Police recovered a cell phone that belonged to one of the suspects at the scene and while at the scene police noticed the victim was on his cell phone, when asked who he was speaking with the victim said one of the suspects. Officers heard the defendant identified as McMillian say “it wasn’t supposed to go like that if you had given me the money”.

According to the criminal complaint, Officers were able to identify an address in the 1400 block of 6th Street where the defendants may be located. Upon arrival they found McMillan hiding in a hallway closet, and located Harris and Gosa in a a vehicle in the rear parking lot. The home remained secured pending the arrival of a search warrant. McMillan when interviewed gave contradictory information on what happened but stated, once the gunshot went off where police intercepted them, they went to the 1400 block of 6th Street where they defendants split up. During a search of the home $22,978 dollars were found, in a bedroom and in radiators.