Racine Police arrest 9 suspects believed to be responsible for rash of paintball-related crimes in the city
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine Police have arrested nine suspects who they believe are responsible for a rash of paintball-related crimes in the city.
Police arrested 19-year-old Zavion Ford and 20-year-old Kerrion Marsh after they allegedly fired paintballs at various houses and pedestrians in Racine.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were following up on a series of paintball shots-fired complaints that happened in April.
While investigating a complaint of shots fired at Dunham's Store on April 13th, police viewed security footage which showed Ford and Marsh, enter the store, purchase paintball equipment, and leave when they were fired on by people outside of the store.
The group of people who allegedly fired at them outside of the store were identified as Deante Monette, Andrew Cage, Marcus Caldwell, Darquece Davis, Jamie Gordon, Jordan Harmon, and Jordan Jones.
The suspects are believed to be responsible for at least 5 other complaints of paintball guns being fired.
Officers responded to Marsh's home where they located drug paraphernalia and two CO2-powered paintball guns.
Ford and Marsh admitted to police that they have purchased paintball-related accessories multiple times from Dunham's. Ford admitted to shooting a paintball gun multiple times.
Police say that several of the suspects have ties to known Dirty P gang members. During an interview with Monette, he admitted to purchasing paintball guns with multiple other people and that a few people in his group were responsible for firing paintballs at several houses.