Elgin Man Faces Attempted Murder, Gun Charges in Alleged Domestic Dispute

Elgin Man Faces Attempted Murder, Gun Charges in Alleged Domestic Dispute

An Elgin man is facing attempted first-degree murder and other charges as Kane County prosecutors say he shot a woman during a domestic dispute on Dec. 22.

Keshon D. Pledger

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser has charged 28-year-old Keshon D. Pledger with the offenses of:

  • Attempt first-degree murder, a Class X felony
  • Aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony
  • Possession of a stolen firearm, a Class 2 felony
  • Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, a Class 3 felony
  • Possession of a firearm without a FOID card, a Class 3 felony

Kane County prosecutors allege that the afternoon of Dec. 22, 2020, Pledger and the victim were arguing inside the victim’s residence. The victim attempted to get Pledger to leave the residence and had moved outside.

Prosecutors say Pledger retrieved a handgun and shot the victim twice outside the residence.

Pledger appeared Dec. 24 in Kane County bond court. His bail is set at $500,000, with 10%($50,000) to apply for bond.

Pledger’s next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021, in Courtroom 313 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Pledger are not proof of guilt. Pledger is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release

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