Quincy man facing attempted murder charge for stabbing woman picks up another felony for punching jail sergeant

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Thomas Delcour | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A Quincy man already in the Adams County Jail facing a charge of attempted first-degree murder picked up another felony the day after he was arrested.

Thomas Delcour, 34, appeared with public defender John Citro in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday morning before Circuit Judge Zach Boren. Delcour has been charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 felony. 

Charging documents filed in Adams County Circuit Court show Delcour made physical contact with Kevin Venvertloh, a sergeant at the Adams County Jail, by striking him in the head with his fist.

If found guilty of a Class 2 felony by a jury, Delcour would face a sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections for three to seven years.

Delcour also has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, a Class X felony, for allegedly stabbing Dorothy Hankins 12 times with a knife with the intention to kill. If found guilty by a jury, he could face between six and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Delcour also was charged with three counts of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony. If found guilty by a jury, he could face between two and five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on those charges.

He was denied pretrial release last week and remains lodged in the Adams County Jail.

During the hearing, Boren told Delcour that finding probable cause for a case can be done with either a preliminary hearing or by sending the case to a grand jury. In most cases in Adams County, the grand jury is used, Boren said. He scheduled a status hearing at 2:30 p.m. June 4. 

“So how long do you think it will be before I get released to the public with everyone else so I can be a free person?” Delcour asked Boren. “I’ve done served my time. And when you guys picked me up, the video didn’t even look real.”

“I’m not worried about that at this moment,” Boren replied.

“So did you not know about this?” Delcour said.

“You’re detained on another case. It’s not this case,” Boren said. “I don’t have it before me today.”

Delcour tried to argue again but was told to be quiet and take a seat.

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