Man charged with Big Muddy’s Shooting gets 20 years

Burlington, Ia (The Hawk Eye)- The man who shot at a group of people in the parking lot of Big Muddy’s this summer was sentenced Monday to the maximum sentence.

The Hawk Eye reports that 25-year-old Chad Alan Sharkey of Stronghurst, Illinois, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Last month, Sharkey plead guilty to two charges related to shooting at a group of people gathered in the Big Muddy’s parking lot on Sept. 4. Sharkey had been charged with attempted murder, two counts of willful injury causing serious injury, one count of willful injury causing bodily injury and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

During the first day of Sharkey’s trial, he was allowed to plead guilty to one count of willful injury causing serious injury and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Sharkey addressed the court multiple times during the sentencing, stating he was “sorry for adding to the gun violence in Burlington.”