PEORIA -- A man linked to a double shooting last summer at a Central Peoria motel pleaded guilty this week and now faces up to 20 years in prison.
Mickael D. Williams, 20, whose address is listed in Peoria County Jail records as 114 Ritchie in East Peoria, pleaded Tuesday to one count of aggravated battery, a felony that normally has a 30-year maximum sentence. However, due to his past criminal record, he faced up to 60 years behind bars, said his attorney, Chandra Justice.
A lesser weapons charge was dropped. He remains at the county jail pending his May 17 sentencing in Chief Peoria County Judge Paul Gilfillan's courtroom.
On July 5, 2018, at about 1:30 a.m., police responded to the Red Roof Inn on a report of shots fired. Officers went to the motel and found a crime scene. A 19-year-old man was shot in the torso while another person, whose age wasn't known, was shot in the foot. The two victims had arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle.
Also pending in Peoria County Circuit Court was an extradition matter. Dallas County, Texas, had issued a warrant for Williams' arrest. He had been sentenced there to probation for aggravated robbery.