Silvis woman pleads guilty in fight with shovel

Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 9:54 pm
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By Rachel Warmke
A Silvis woman will serve one year of court supervision after pleading guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor counts of battery for getting into a fight involving a shovel.

Brianne M. Johnson,33, of Silvis, was charged June 29 in Rock Island County Circuit Court in connection with a June 25 brawl, during which she punched a woman in the face, according to information presented at the hearing.

She then scuffled with a man before swinging a shovel at him, which she told police was in self-defense.


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1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
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