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Rock Falls men facing attempted murder charge

Two wanted in April hit-and-run

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:50 p.m. CDT
Jorden Johnson (left) and Dayton Hicks.

STERLING – Two Rock Falls men are charged with attempted murder with a vehicle in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Sterling pedestrian in April.

Police are asking for help in finding Jorden E. Johnson, 22, and Dayton J. Hicks, 19. Their bond has been set at $250,000 each, Sterling Police Detective J.D. Sanders said Wednesday.

Kristin L. Alumbaugh, 21, of Sterling, who was wanted for obstruction of justice in the incident, turned herself in to Sterling police Wednesday afternoon.

Her bond was set at $10,000; she posted $1,000 and was released.

Jacob Carr, 20, was found injured and unresponsive in the 300 block of West Fifth Street about 12:30 a.m. April 2. He might have been lying there for an hour, police said.

Carr was taken to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he at first was listed in critical condition. His recovery has been a very slow process, Sanders said.

Sanders also said the public had been "very influential" in identifying the suspects.

In March 2010, Johnson pleaded guilty in Whiteside County Court to burglary and was sentenced to 4 years' probation. He was convicted of residential burglary in June 2011 and sentenced to 6 years, but was diverted to boot camp.

In July 2012, he pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in a public place; he was sentenced to 3 years. He also has a handful of misdemeanor convictions in Lee and Whiteside counties involving theft, illegal consumption of alcohol, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hicks already is on 2 years' probation on a March case in which he pleaded guilty in Whiteside County Court to consumption of alcohol as a minor.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call police at 815-632-6640 or the anonymous reward hotline, Whiteside County Crime Stoppers, at 815-625-7867.

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