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 Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.