Arraignment in Liberty shooting case continued

Posted: Jan. 8, 2013 9:19 pm Updated: Jan. 22, 2013 10:15 pm

The man accused of shooting into a Liberty motorcycle club in October had his latest court appearance continued on Tuesday afternoon.

Michaelangelo Gomez, 41, was set for arraignment and a hearing on a motion his attorney filed to dismiss two attempted first-degree murder charges. Assistant State's Attorney Josh Jones asked Judge Robert Adrian for a continuance.

A status hearing was set for 10 a.m. Feb. 8. Gomez, of Quincy, faces six charges from an Oct. 27 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.

Gomez posted 10 percent of a $250,000 bond on Nov. 26 and has been free since.


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