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Plea hearing for Quincy man accused of shooting at authorities delayed

Plea hearing for Quincy man accused of shooting at authorities delayed

5 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Gaven Steele will now plead Guilty January 28

A Quincy man indicted on eight counts, including four counts of attempted first degree murder after allegedly shooting at authorities, will have to wait three weeks to plead Guilty as part of a settlement with prosecutors.

Gaven Steele was in Adams County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon, where he planned to enter a Guilty plea, and then be sentenced. Both the prosecution and defense said that the hearing needed to be delayed, due to a misunderstanding over the state's truth in sentencing laws. Steele will now be sentenced January 28th, and will likely get a 20-year sentence. Steele currently faces four counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and one count each of Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Aggravated Fleeing. The charges stem from an August 23rd incident, where a Quincy Police officer allegedly saw Steele fire a weapon at a home in the 900 block of North 11th Street. Steele's also accused of shooting at both the QPD and Adams County Sheriff's deputies on the Bayview Bridge while trying to flee.

Steele is already serving a 4-year prison term, after he was sentenced in September for violating his probation from a 2013 Adams County robbery conviction.

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