Originally Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 7:52 pm
Last Updated: April 23, 2013, 10:51 pm
Sherrard woman charged with providing alcohol to 15-year-old
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By Rachel Warmke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomijo Hayden, 18, of 2980 155th Ave., Sherrard
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.