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 Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.