RI man faces prison sentence for drug, ammunition charges

Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 7:38 pm
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By Rachel Warmke,
A Rock Island man facing felony charges of unlawful possession, with intent to deliver, 30-500 grams of cannabis and 1-15 grams of cocaine, as well as unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon made an initial appearance on Thursday in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

Ryan McRae Hickman, 38, of 917 22nd 1/2 Ave., Rock Island, remained in the Rock Island County Jail on Thursday night on a $100,000 bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled on Jan. 2.

According to police, Rock Island County Sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Mr. Hickman shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of 9th Street in Rock Island. He was issued tickets for driving without using the required lights and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Charges indicate he allegedly also was found to have drugs and eight rounds of .38 caliber ammunition, which was illegal because of his prior felony conviction in 2010 for promoting a dog fight in Rock Island County.

Mr. Hickman was arrested shortly after the traffic stop.If convicted of the cocaine possession, a Class 1 felony, he faces a mandatory sentence of four to 15 years in prison.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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