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Officials tack drug charges onto Janesville shooting case

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Frank Schultz
February 9, 2013

— Drug charges have been added to the case against a Janesville man accused of trying to murder a rural Beloit man Feb. 1.

The Rock County District Attorney’s office filed an amended criminal complaint Friday, charging DeAdrick J. Vance Sr., 34, of 2807 Afton Road, with delivery of marijuana, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vance appeared in Rock County Court on Friday through a video link from the Rock County Jail.

Vance was charged earlier with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He is accused of shooting Michael Hooker, 27, rural Beloit.

The shooting happened when Hooker came to Vance’s home to pay him $85 he owed Vance, according to the criminal complaint.

Vance told Hooker he owed double that amount and shot Hooker in the neck, according to the complaint. Hooker was hospitalized.

The new charges are based on police reporting they found amounts of what they suspected to be marijuana and hashish in the house.

Police said the drugs added up to about 2.8 ounces of marijuana and one-half ounce of hashish. The criminal complaint also lists drug paraphernalia, including items used for smoking, packaging or processing marijuana.

Police also said they found messages on Vance’s phone that were related to drug sales.

The items were found at the house in two separate searches, one on the day of the shooting and another two days later after Janesville police “received additional information” that more “controlled substances were located at the residence,” according to the complaint.

A preliminary hearing in the case against Vance is set for Monday, Feb. 18. Vance remains in the Rock County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.



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