GALVA — Three men are in custody in connection with an attempted murder Monday morning in Galva.
Quentin D. Whiteside, 25, Prophetstown, was taken into custody at the Galva police station at about 7 p.m. Monday, according to Illinois State Police spokesman Chris Endress.
Endress said Galva police responded to a call to 19 SE Fifth Ave. at 6:20 a.m. for a “severely injured” individual.
The victim, Michael W. Palmer, 20, Burlington, Iowa, suffered significant injuries including multiple skull fractures and multiple stab wounds puncturing his lung and lacerating his liver. He was transported by ambulance to OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee before being life-flighted to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Palmer is still in critical condition in OSF St. Francis.
Jamar T. Whiteside, 22, Galva, and Caine D. Ingram, 19, no address listed, were arrested Tuesday in connection with the attack. All three have been charged with the following: attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a knife, aggravated battery with an ax handle, aggravated battery/use of deadly weapon, and aggravated battery. Bail was set at $2 million each.
Preliminary hearings are set for Monday in Henry County Court.
The Henry County investigative Task Force was handling the investigation. Police have interviewed several possible witnesses in the case.
The suspect vehicle, a gold 2000 Lincoln was located and recovered in Kewanee.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 937-3911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324.