DU QUOIN — A man who officials allege was involved in a house fire and shooting incident in Du Quoin early Wednesday morning has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, the Illinois State Police said in a news release.
Dustin Goodwin, 40, is being held at the Perry County Jail on a $5 million bond. An initial court date has not been set. Attempted murder is a Class X felony in Illinois.
At about 2:30 a.m., the Du Quoin Police Department responded to a report of an alleged disturbance at 749 N. Division Street. Officers from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police SWAT, and Pinckneyville Police Department responded to the scene to assist with the incident. Goodwin was subsequently arrested.
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North Division and North Washington streets were both closed north of East Coles Street to all traffic during the standoff, ISP said. North Washington Street has since been reopened. The investigation into the shooting and fire continues.
Du Quoin Mayor Guy Alongi told The Southern that two city squad cars took gunfire, though the officers were not injured. In a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, he thanked law enforcement officials “for their excellent work."
The Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations, ISP Crime Scene, ISP District 13, Du Quoin Police Department, Du Quoin Fire Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshal are continuing the investigation.