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      Grand jury indicts man charged in Liberty shooting

      A grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against a man accused of shooting at a Liberty motorcycle club and injuring two men, State's Attorney Jon Barnard said.

      Michaelangelo Gomez, 41, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the Oct. 27 shooting at the Midwest Percenters Clubhouse on Main Street in Liberty.

      Robert Morrell of Hannibal and Timothy Jackson of Roodhouse were struck, investigators have said.

      Adams County 911 was notified of the shooting about 5:55 a.m. Sheriff Brent Fischer said that the shooting appeared to be related to a personal dispute that happened hours before the incident.

      Jackson was charged in May in connection with a robbery related to the motorcycle club.

      Both of the victims in the October shooting were treated and released from Blessing Hospital. Their injuries were not considered fatal.

      Gomez's attorney requested that Adams County Circuit Judge Scott Walden recuse himself from the case, Barnard said. No reason was given. The case will now go to the chief circuit judge who will reassign the case to another judge.