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Second arrest made in shooting investigation

Sterling man faces two charges

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
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STERLING – A second man was arrested Tuesday as part of an investigation stemming from a call last month about shots fired, Sterling Police said in a news release.

Don E. Charleston, 34, of Sterling, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and reckless discharge of a firearm related to the Nov. 16 incident that landed a Rock Falls man in jail.

Police say that Zachary A. Wade, 24, of Rock Falls, fired shots into an apartment in the 2000 block of Third Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. Nov. 16.

In November, Wade was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm with no FOID card, and unlawful use of weapons.

Charleston, according to Tuesday’s news release, “had involvement in the discharge of a firearm in Rock Falls, Illinois on the same evening.”

No injuries or property damage was reported, police say.

A call to the Sterling Police Department Tuesday afternoon was not returned.

Both Wade and Charleston were in Whiteside County Jail.

Wade’s bond was set at $100,000; Charleston’s bond had not yet been set.

Charleston’s previous felony convictions in Whiteside County include aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass to state land.

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