Three Rockford business owners/community members have teamed up to provide cash to catch a shooting suspect outside a Rockford butcher shop.
William Jones was accused of shooting dead Peggy Anderson last month outside Pinon Meets, 2324 N. Court Street.
Frank Wehrstein of Dickerson Nieman Realtors, Kip of Crimson Ridge, and Jim Baker of PMI Aerospace teamed up to offer a $10,000 reward to individuals who provided information leading to Jones’ arrest.
“This is important as a local business owner and community member to show our support for other businesses in our community,” says Kip. “What happened at the Pinons was a senseless crime that resulted in the death of an innocent woman. We hope the reward incentives will lead to information leading to Jones’ arrest.”
Police said Jones robbed Anderson and took her belongings out of business on January 11.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip for the Rockford Area Climb Stopper at 815-963-7867. You can also leave an anonymous tip by sending the word “RPDTIP” and the tip he sent to 847411.
Recipients will be notified of reward payments via the Tip411 program or Crime Stoppers.