Liberty shooting suspect posts $25,000 bond, has new court date

Michaelangelo Gomez
Posted: Nov. 28, 2012 6:09 pm Updated: Dec. 12, 2012 7:15 pm

The man accused of shooting into a Liberty motorcycle club last month is free on bond.

Michaelangelo Gomez, 41, of Quincy, posted the required 10 percent of a $250,000 bond on Monday. Gomez's bond was originally set at $500,000 after his arrest on Oct. 27, but it was reduced to $250,000 during a Nov. 5 hearing in front of Judge William Mays.

Gomez's case has been assigned to Judge Robert Adrian. He has a status hearing set for 10 a.m. Friday in front of Adrian. Gomez asked for a substitution of judge on Nov. 14, having Judge Scott Walden removed from the case.

Gomez was indicted by an Adams County grand jury on Nov. 15. He faces six charges from a shooting at the Midwest Percenters Clubhouse, 601 S. Main, in Liberty. The most serious charges are two attempted first-degree murder counts, which carry a sentencing range of 26 to 50 years each. He also was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of weapons. All counts, except the unlawful use of weapons charge, are felony counts.

Robert J. Morrell, 34, of Hannibal, Mo., and Timothy E. Jackson, 55, of Roodhouse, were injured in the shooting. Both were treated and released from Blessing Hospital after the shooting.