Police & Courts

January arraignment set for Quincy man charged in shooting death

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Dec. 11, 2019 12:00 pm

QUINCY -- A January arraignment has been set in the case of a Quincy man charged in the Dec. 4 shooting death of another Quincy man.

Christopher T. Huckstep, 51, will be arraigned on three counts of first-degree murder Jan. 8.

Huckstep appeared briefly Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court with his attorney Chief Public Defender Todd Nelson.

Huckstep is accused of shooting 26-year-old Emond Morris Dec. 4 in the 700 block of Cedar.

The Quincy Police Department was called to the home at 3:36 a.m., and upon arrival, they found Morris dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police said they found Huckstep a short time later in the 1200 block of North 12th. A firearm reportedly was recovered at the time of Huckstep's arrest.

Huckstep and Morris were reportedly involved in a domestic dispute.

An Adams County grand jury indicted Huckstep on the charges Dec. 5.

He is being held in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond.

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