Man indicted for attempted murder


NORMAL – A 31-year-old Latham man was indicted by a McLean County grand jury on a charge of attempted murder.

Bond has been set at $50,000 for Walter Sweeney, who is accused of confronting his victim and displaying a handgun back in December. During the alleged confrontation, police say Sweeney pulled the trigger on the gun but it failed to discharge. No injuries were reported and not shots were fired, according to Normal Police.

In addition to attempted murder, Sweeney faces charges of attempted aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery in a public place. The case remains under investigation and the Normal Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information about the case should contact Sergeant Rob Cherry at 309-454-9726 or via e-mail at: rcherry@normal.org.

Members of the public can also contact McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111 to report information. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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