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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.