Atkinson man held on stun gun charge

Posted Online: April 04, 2014, 8:42 pm
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By Lisa Hammer,
An Atkinson man has been charged in Henry County Circuit Court with two counts of Class 2 felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

Justin Schultz, 29, was charged Friday with the two felony counts as well as Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and Class C possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.

According to the felony counts, Mr. Schultz was on parole when he possessed a stun gun. If convicted, the charges are nonprobationable.

He was arraigned Friday, and public defender James Cosby was appointed to represent him.
He remained in jail as of Friday on $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing was set for April 14.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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