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Sturtevant man allegedly assaulted woman, stole from her, has been stalking her
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Sturtevant man allegedly assaulted woman, stole from her, has been stalking her

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RACINE — A Sturtevant man allegedly assaulted an elder and stole several items from her home, began stalking her after the incident.

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Marvin Glenn McKay, 57, of the 2000 block of Wisconsin Street, was charged with felony counts of stalking, intimidation of a victim and aggravated battery, nine felony counts of bail jumping, three misdemeanor counts of knowingly violating a domestic abuse injunction, misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and theft and nine misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.

According to criminal complaints:

On May 21, an officer was sent to a house on Woodland Avenue for civil trouble.

Marvin McKay

McKay

The officer spoke to the victim who was over the age of 60 and learned that the incident actually occurred on 12th Street. She said that McKay was intoxicated and assaulted her. She said he forced his way into her home.

Officers were sent to the victim’s home and saw several landline phones that had been ripped out of the walls. A kitchen knife was found on the floor near the front door. The victim said McKay texted her saying he was in the neighborhood and she told him she didn’t want him to come over.

He then allegedly forced his was into the home and she told him to leave or she’d call the police. He then started to hit her and forced her onto the couch. He ripped a phone out of her hands and began to hit her again. She then fled to a friend’s house to call the police. She said that a phone valued at $100, car keys, a Michael Kors purse valued at $200 and nearly $2,000 were stolen.

On Friday, an officer met with the victim at the Racine Police Department where she alleged that McKay has been violating the restraining order placed on him. She said she’s in fear of her life and feels like a prisoner in her own home. She said that on July 7 he arrived at her work and asked for her, on July 13 he arrived at her house and said he wanted to return a damaged phone and on July 16 he was walking around her house and peering into her windows.

McKay was given a $5,000 in cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing is set for July 29 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

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