|A Galesburg man accused in a shooting incident several weeks ago now has an upgraded charge to face.
Prosecutors filed amended charges yesterday in the case of 32 year old James Currie. Currie already faces felony charges of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and Aggravated Assault.
But a charge of Possession of a Weapon without a Firearm Owners I.D. Card has been changed from being a Misdemeanor, to a Class-Four felony. That's because Assistant State's Attorney Elisa Tanner told a judge that it turns out that the possession charge is a subsequent offense, upgrading it to a felony.
A new attorney made his first appearance in the case yesterday. Chad Long said, however, he wasn't ready to have a preliminary hearing for his client. That will happen Monday, along with consideration of a motion to reduce Currie's $100,000 bond.
Currie was arrested in late-August, after allegedly going to his car, getting a pistol, and firing outside the West Side Lounge on Brooks Street. This, after Currie is alleged to have gotten into an altercation with another man entering the bar as he was leaving.
No one was injured.