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 Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.