Illinois Man Jailed for Shooting Man Who had Just Given Him a Ride

Illinois Man Jailed for Shooting Man Who had Just Given Him a Ride

(Prairie du Chien, WI) Bond has been set at 50-thousand dollars for an Illinois man accused of shooting another man who had just given him a ride.  Forty-seven-year-old Jason Melvin of Montello is reported to be in critical condition with a head wound.  

Lee Kennedy, also 47, was arrested last week by Crawford County authorities.  Jennifer Glass, who was a passenger in the victim’s pickup, says they had just given Kennedy a ride from a tavern because he was too drunk to drive.  After they let him out, a shot was fired through the truck’s rear window.