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Two men face charges for home invasion



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November 19, 2012 | 05:35 PM
ELKHORN — Two men accused of pointing a firearm at a woman while trying to steal drugs and money face felony charges in Walworth County Circuit Court.

In August a woman reported to police that two men entered her home on Snake Road, town of Geneva, and said "give us the weed" and "give us the money."

On Nov. 6 the Walworth County District Attorney's Office filed a felony charge of armed robbery against Fred J. Quirino, 34, of Pell Lake, and Thomas Morris, 25, of Delavan.

If convicted, both men face up to 40 years imprisonment.

According to the criminal complaint:

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On Aug. 22 a woman reported that she was in her kitchen when she heard a door open.

The woman saw two men enter her home, one of whom was holding a firearm.

The man with the weapon pointed it at the woman and said "give us the weed" and "give us the money." She was then told to go into her bedroom and empty her dresser drawers.

The woman reported that one of the men entered her son's room.

On Oct. 30, police interviewed Morris, who admitted to being at the house during the robbery.

Morris told police that he entered the woman's home with Quirino, and Quirino pointed the gun at the woman.

Morris said he went upstairs and stole a PlayStation, and when he returned downstairs Quirino was still pointing the gun at the woman.

On Oct. 24, the woman was shown a photo lineup and identified Quirino as one of the men involved in the robbery.

Quirino is in custody in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

Morris is in custody in lieu of $5,000 cash bond.

Morris, a registered sex offender, is awaiting sentencing on a felony charge of failing to maintain the sex offender registry.

The charge for failing to maintain the sex offender registry was filed Sept. 28 and he pleaded guilty to it Oct. 16.

He faces up to six years imprisonment for that charge when he is sentenced Dec. 6.

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