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.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.