UPDATE: Two more arrests made in Galva attempted murder

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Two more suspects have been arrested and charged with multiple offenses in connection with an attempted murder of a 20-year-old Galva man on Monday, April 17.

In addition to 25-year-old Quenton D. Whiteside, who was arrested and charged Tuesday, police have now arrested Jamar T. Whiteside, 22 and Caine D. Ingram, 19. All three suspects are charged with: attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery with a knife, aggravated battery with an axe handle, aggravated battery/use of deadly weapon and aggravated battery for allegedly atttacking Michael W. Palmer of Burlington, Iowa.

Police said Palmer suffered multiple skull fractures, multiple stab wounds, a punctured lung and a lacerated kidney as a result of the attack. He remains in critical condition in a Peoria hospital.


Police said the man they were searching for has been found and taken into custody.

A temporary arrest warrant was issued for 25-year-old Quenton D. Whiteside after police reported to a home where a person had been "severely injured," according to a statement from the Henry-Mercer Investigative Task Force.

Police were still searching for Whiteside's gold 2000 Lincoln 4-door LS with Illinois plates 'AJ36183'

"We appreciate the public's help in resolving this incident," read the statement.


GALVA, Illinois -- Police are searching for a man they say is a suspect in an attempted homicide that happened in the early morning hours of Monday, April 17.

Police responded to a 911 call around 6:20 to a residence on SE 5th Avenue in Galva where they found a severely injured man inside the home. Police are not releasing the victim's identity or the nature of his injuries at this time, pending notification of his family, said Lt. Chris Endress of the Henry-Mercer Investigative Task Force which is investigating the case.

The victim was originally transported to St. Luke Hospital in Kewanee for treatment and then later taken by Life Flight to a trauma center in Peoria, police said. His current condition is not being released, though police said his injuries are life-threatening.

The Henry County States Attorney office has issued a temporary arrest warrant for a suspect identified as Quenton D. Whiteside, 25, of Prophetstown. Police said he may be driving a gold 2000 Lincoln four-door with registration AJ36183.

Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Whiteside is asked to call Henry County Crimestoppers at (800) 227-2324 or the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (309) 937-3911.

The suspect may be driving a gold Lincoln 4 door like this.

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