|The attorney for the Galesburg man accused of opening fire outside a local bar a few weeks ago has withdrawn.
32-year-old James Currie was in Knox County Circuit Court this afternoon for what was to be a preliminary hearing on charges including Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Weapon without a Firearm Owners I.D. Card.
However, Public Defender James Harrell told Judge James Standard he had to withdraw.
Harrell says that's because Currie may be called as a witness in the case of Overton Fisher, accused of murder in the deadly 2011 Kiwanis Park shooting.
Currie was arrested during the early morning hours of August 25th. Prosecutors say he got into an altercation with some people entering the West Side Lounge, resulting in him going to his car, retrieving a pistol, and firing it.
Standard today appointed attorney Chad Long to represent Currie, and scheduled another hearing for tomorrow afternoon. He's jailed on 100-thousand dollar bond.
Fisher's case, meanwhile, could go to trial as soon as November.