Correction: The incident in which Michael Yocco was accidentally shot did not involve any other Yocco family members. Caledonia Patch apologizes for the error.
Two brothers are in police custody after they threatened one another with weapons as they fought over cigarettes.
And police say at 10:12 am on Tues., Nov. 22, the one brother could be the first person in Wisconsin to lose his carry conceal weapon permit. Carry conceal weapon permits just started being issued in November.
According to a report by the , Michael Yocco, 28, and his brother, Christopher Yocco, 25, of Caledonia, were arrested for disorderly conduct and first degree recklessly endangering safety at their home at 4541 Carter Drive.
The brothers fought over a package of cigarettes, and when the fight got physical, Michael’s dog bit Christopher in the hand. Christopher then armed himself with a five-foot long sword and told Michael he was going to kill his dog. Michael, who armed himself with a .40 caliber pistol, threatened to shoot Christopher. This resulted “in a standoff between the two brothers” that lasted for a few minutes and “continued with threats to harm each other and the dog until Michael Yocco called 911.”
After the two brothers were taken into custody, Michael told police the weapon he used is permitted under the conceal carry law and asked police if his permit would be suspended.
Sgt. Brian Wall said that it would be suspended because this arrest is a domestic abuse incident.
“I didn’t check to see if Michael did indeed have a permit for CCW; but if he does have one, he just might be the first person the state of Wisconsin to lose it,” Wall said.
Wall pointed out that carrying a gun on your own property does not require a person to have a conceal carry permit. But, in either case, you can’t use deadly force to defend against someone stabbing your dog. The Castle Doctrine would also only apply to people you don’t know who are entering your home and you were defending yourself or others.
This is the second gun-related incident that Caledonia Police have responded to in a year at the Yocco residence. The first one happened in November when the two brothers were fighting over a gun and Michael was shot in the hand. Wall said the district attorney’s office dropped the charges.
Charges from the recent arrests are being forwarded to the Racine County District Attorneys office.