RACINE — A Racine woman allegedly had multiple guns in purse, two of which had fully automatic switches.
Lakiya A. Gresham, 44, of the 1400 block of Thurston Avenue, was charged with two felony counts of sell, possess, use or transport machine gun, a felony count of possession of a firearm by outstate felon and three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.
According to a criminal complaint:
On Tuesday, Racine Police Department officers, Kenosha Police Department officers and FBI Milwaukee Area Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant at the 1400 block of Thurston Avenue. The warrant was the result of an investigation into a stolen vehicle and an armed carjacking.
Contact was made with multiple residents including Gresham. Officers found a purse belonging to her that had:
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The two Glocks had "switches" mounted on them that convert them from semi-automatic guns to fully automatic. Gresham admitted to owning the purse, but denied knowledge of the firearms.
Gresham was given a $10,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is on Aug. 11 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, online court records show.
Gresham has previously been convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in 2005 and felony vehicle theft in 1996 out of Illinois.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, Aug. 3, 2022
Today's mugshots: Aug. 3
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Damari R. Cross
Damari R. Cross, 1600 block of North Wisconsin Street, Racine, carrying a concealed weapon.
Lakiya A. Gresham
Lakiya A. Gresham, 1400 block of Thurston Avenue, Racine, possession of a firearm by outstate felon, sell/possess/use/transport machine gun, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Monica M. Hoffmann
Monica M. Hoffmann, 4800 block of Kinzie Avenue, Racine, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Isaiah E. Martinez-Phillips
Isaiah E. Martinez-Phillips, 800 block of Yout Street, Racine, first degree recklessly endangering safety (use of a dangerous weapon), first degree reckless homicide (use of a dangerous weapon).
Richard Q. Morens
Richard Q. Morens, 1000 block of Birch Street, Racine, possession of THC, operate motor vehicle while revoked, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Leanthony T. Smith
Leanthony T. Smith, 1100 block of Washington Avenue, Racine, obstructing an officer, attempting to flee or elude an officer, possession of THC, operate motor vehicle while revoked.
Eric Joseph Matelski
Eric Joseph Matelski, 2400 block of Green Street, Racine, disorderly conduct.
Bryce M. Bowens
Bryce M. Bowens, 200 block of Howland Avenue, Racine, knowingly violate a domestic abuse injunction (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping.