Police & Courts

Quincy man pleads not guilty in March shooting

Gabriel D. Alvord
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 2, 2020 8:40 pm Updated: Apr. 2, 2020 8:54 pm

QUINCY — The Quincy man who is one of two people facing attempted murder charges in a shooting last month outside Liberty has pleaded not guilty.

Court records show Gabriel D. Alvord entered the plea Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

His case was placed on the June jury trial docket.

Charging documents allege that Alvord, 41, and Kayla L. Obert, 28, shot at a man multiple times in an attempt to kill him.

Both were arrested March 4 after the Adams County Sheriff's Department said it received a report of shots fired at 10:16 p.m. in the area of East 2100th Street and North 1050th Avenue. The caller said he was shot at as he stood near his vehicle at his home.

The Sheriff's Department reported the man who was not injured provided a vehicle description and direction of travel to the 911 center, and about 20 minutes later deputies found the vehicle speeding west on U.S. 24, east of Interstate 172.

Two firearms were reportedly recovered from the vehicle, and after an investigation, damage to the caller's vehicle and shell casings were found.

Both suspects were indicted by an Adams County grand jury on March 26.

Alvord will return to court May 12 for a status hearing. Obert also is set to return to court May 12 for a status hearing.

Alvord is being held in the Adams County Jail on $250,000 bond. Obert remains free after posting $35,000 bond.

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