A second person has been charged in connection with a Tuesday shooting of an Alpha man, who remains in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head.
Trevor B. Atchison, 21, of Alpha, is being treated at a Peoria hospital and as of Wednesday was on life support.
At about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Henry County deputies were called to the Atchison home in the 500 block of South 1st Street, Alpha, for a reported shooting.
Mr. Atchison’s wife, Robin Atchison, 29, was arrested and accused of shooting her husband with a .22 caliber rifle.
She made an initial appearance in Henry County Circuit Court on Wednesday, where she was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony, and possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 3 felony.
She told Judge Dana McReynolds the firearm was her husband’s. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison for felony possession of a weapon and up to three years for reckless discharge.
On Wednesday, Clint David Cole, 23, of Woodhull, was arrested and charged with a Class 3 felony count of unlawful sale of a firearm to a felon.
Henry County Sheriff Jim Padilla said Mr. Cole knew the Atchisons but said it was too early to discuss further details. “We’re still doing interviews.”
Mrs. Atchison is held in Henry County Jail on a $500,000 bond. No court date was available for Mr. Cole, who is held on $50,000 bond.
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