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 Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance. 1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.