Quincy Police Held Suspected Shooter Before Releasing Him
A police report shows that authorities in Quincy had detained a man accused of killing a 12-year-old boy for 16 hours before releasing him.
Police Chief Rob Copley says there wasn't enough evidence to continue holding 20-year-old Steson L. Crider in the shooting death of Ray Humphrey Jr. Copley says state law requires probable cause for police to detain suspects. Crider has since been charged in the death.
Crider's half-brother, 24-year-old Stefan K. Crider III, also was held by police and released at the same time.
The Quincy Herald-Whig that the information came to light during a pretrial hearing in the obstruction of justice case against Stefan Crider III and his parents. All three have pleaded not guilty.
An attorney representing Stefan Crider Jr. and Julia Crider says they're ready to go to trial.