UPDATE: Sterling Police on Thursday, Dec. 7, arrested 28-year-old Dayton J. Hicks, of Sterling, in the 700 block of 2nd Avenue, Sterling, on a Whiteside County arrest warrant for reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, according to a news release.
Hicks was wanted in connection to an incident that occurred on Nov. 9, 2023, in the 800 Block of East 5th Street, Sterling, in Whiteside County. Sterling Police were assisted by the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Falls Police Department, and the Illinois State Police. The warrant was a no-bond warrant. Hicks was taken to Whiteside County Jail.
EARLIER UPDATE: The Sterling Police Department says that 28-year-old Dayton J. Hicks is wanted for reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on a Whiteside County arrest warrant, according to a news release.
Hicks is wanted in connection to a Thursday morning incident in the 800 block of East 5th Street, Sterling, in Whiteside County.
Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of Hicks contact Sterling Police at 815-632-6600. To remain anonymous, call the Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.
EARLIER: No one was injured this morning after Sterling Police received a report of gunshots fired, according to an email from Deputy Chief Pat Bartel.
Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of E. Fifth Street for a report of gunshots on November 9 at about 6:52 a.m. When they arrived, they found two vehicles that had been hit by bullets, but no other damage was found, and no one was injured.
At this time, the department says this appears to be an isolated incident. Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services are assisting Sterling Police with the investigation.
The incident is an active investigation and crime scene, and no further information is currently available.