GREENDALE - When a Greendale resident arranged to purchase some marijuana, he was instead met with a gun pointed into his chest.
One of those allegedly involved, Charles Wilson of Glendale, has been charged with one count of burglary as a party to a crime with the use of a dangerous weapon and one count of armed robbery as a party to a crime. If convicted, Wilson could face up to 57 years in prison and/or up to a $125,000 fine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
A Greendale police detective spoke with the resident, who said he was in his apartment on Greenway watching a movie on Jan. 18 when there was a knock on his door. When he opened it, the man was met by three males who "pushed their way into his apartment," the complaint states.
One of them had a gun, described in the complaint as "similar to an AK47," which was pushed into the man's chest, who fell back onto the couch. The man with the gun took his cellphone while a third person roamed the apartment. The resident's wallet with ID, debit card and $900 as well as the keys to the apartment were also taken.
The resident told the detective he had arranged to purchase $300 worth of marijuana from "Raymond" at his apartment. The complaint states the resident texted his address to "Raymond" and later received a call saying he was at the apartment. The resident said in the complaint he was supposed to me "Raymond" in the parking lot.
According to the complaint, Wilson told the detective he has known "Raymond" since fifth grade. The complaint said Wilson admitted to driving to the residence and that he and two others entered the apartment.
Wilson denied having a gun but said "Raymond" had "some sort of rifle" and the other man, who he said he didn't know, had a handgun.
The resident positively identified "Raymond" in a photograph.