Man charged after surrendering to police at Anna, IL Walmart

Man charged after surrendering to police at Anna, IL Walmart
A man believed to have been armed and suicidal surrendered to authorities at the Anna Walmart. He's now facing a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm/occupied vehicle. (Source: ISP)

ANNA, IL (KFVS) - A man who was believed to be armed and suicidal who surrendered himself to authorities was charged.

Josh Baker, 34, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm/occupied vehicle. His preliminary hearing was scheduled for October 9.

According to authorities with the Union County Sheriff’s Department, Baker was present for his first court appearance on Thursday, Sept.. 27 in union County. He was formerly charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Baker’s bond was set at $150,000. Sheriff’s Office authorities said Baker is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.

He surrendered at the Anna, Illinois Walmart, according to the Union County sheriff, after authorities searched for him overnight.

On Sept. 25, just after 4 p.m., the Union County Sheriff’s Department, Anna Police Department, Cobden Police Department, Illinois Conservation Police, and the Illinois State Police responded to a call of an armed, suicidal person on Old Saratoga Road in Union County.

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