A Sherrard woman who allegedly provided alcohol to a 15-year-old, faces charges of child endangerment and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to police about the incident.
Tomijo Hayden, 18, of 2980 155th Ave., Sherrard, posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bond and was released Tuesday morning from the Rock Island County Jail. A court date has not yet been set for the felony charge of obstruction and misdemeanor endangerment.
The 15-year-old, whose identity is not being released, was transported April 14 to an area hospital and later airlifted to Peoria after drinking alcohol. Police said Tuesday she is doing fine and not facing charges at this time.
About 7 p.m. on April 14, officers received a 911 call from Ms. Hayden and responded to a house in the 1900 block of 33rd Street, Moline. Ms. Hayden was outside standing next to the 15-year-old female who appeared "severely intoxicated," Moline police Lt. Hitchcock said.
At the time, Ms. Hayden did not appear to have been drinking and indicated she had no idea what had happened to the younger teen, who at one point vomited and passed out, he said.
Further investigation revealed that the two had been together most of the night, and the 18-year-old gave alcohol to the minor, Lt. Hitchcock said.
Ms. Hayden has not been charged with providing alcohol to a minor, a charge Lt. Hitchcock said is usually reserved for individuals who are 21 or older.
Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.