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Wood River man pleads guilty to felony after 2015 shooting

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that a Wood River man was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a Jan. 2015 shooting.

State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons identified the defendant as 21-year-old Daniel S. Elledge. Elledge pleaded guilty to one felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm on Tuesday, Gibbons said.

The charge stemmed back to a late-night shooting reported Jan. 11, 2015 when Elledge was accused of firing a gun through his apartment door during a standoff with the Wood River Police Department.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Acton Ave. in reference to a possible domestic battery. Upon arrival, the victim told police that her son, Elledge, had battered her and was locked inside the upstairs apartment with a gun. Officers attempted to make verbal contact with Elledge; however, several minutes into the standoff Elledge shouted at officers and fired a shot through the apartment door. No one was injured in the incident.

Elledge exited the apartment shortly after, and was taken into custody at an area hospital after receiving treatment.

Gibbons said Elledge was indicted by a Madison County grand jury in Feb. 2015. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence.

Assistant State’s Attorney Rachelle Crowe handled Tuesday’s plea.

Kaitlyn Schwers: 618-239-2526, @kaitlynschwers

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