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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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