MT. VERNON – A June 15 jury trial date was confirmed Wednesday in Jefferson County Court for a 20-year-old Carrier Mills man charged with attempted murder charges stemming from a road rage incident last year in Jefferson County.
According to records, on the morning of February 7, 2020, Jefferson County authorities responded to the 1000 block of North Log Cabin Lane on a report of a shooting.
Once there deputies located a 37-year-old gunshot victim who was transported by ambulance for treatment of a serious gunshot wound.
A second victim, who was 30-years-old, was also located and transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
A black Kia passenger car was quickly identified as the offending vehicle, including the license plate.
Saline County deputies later located the suspect vehicle, attempted to initiate a stop, and the vehicle fled. Once the pursuit ended, Saline County deputies took Alonte Beachem into custody.
Beachem is charged in Jefferson County with three Class X felony charges – one for attempted murder and two for aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm.
According to Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Bullard, while being held in the Jefferson County Jail, Beachem has been charged in connection with the alleged battery of another inmate.
He’s charged in a separate case with Class 3 felony aggravated battery and Class 4 felony mob action with that alleged 2021 incident.
He’s next scheduled for a June 8 final pre-trial hearing on the 2020 charges in Jefferson County and a June 15 jury trial.