Adrian Rogers Intentionally Set House on Fire before Attacking East Moline Police Officer

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Before East Moline Police Officer, Sergeant William Lind, was attacked, his alleged attacker set a house on fire and fled the scene.  According to the Rock Island Police Department, on October 24, 2022, around 3:40 PM the Rock Island Fire and Police Departments responded to a structure fire in the 1600 Block of 12th Street.  The occupant of the home was able to safely evacuate the home without injuries; However, the home suffered significant fire damage.  During the investigation, the Rock Island Police learned that Adrian W. Rogers, 52, entered the residence and intentionally set the house on fire.  Rogers fled the scene before Fire and Police Departments arrived.  The Rock Island Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Rock Island Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the arson case.  Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677 , Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500 or use the P3 Tips app.

Adrian Rogers is charged with Aggravated Arson (Class X Felony) and Residential Arson (Class 1 Felony) with bond set at $500,000 (10%).   Rogers has his First Appearance on the Attempted Murder of Sergeant Lind on October 26, 2022, at 1 PM at the Rock Island Courthouse.  Rogers is charged with Attempted Murder (Class X Felony) and Aggravated Battery to a Peace Office (Class 2 Felony) in the attack of East Moline Police Officer, Sergeant William Lind.

The East Moline Police Department posted on their Facebook page ways to help Sergeant Lind and his family.

“Thank you to everyone for your support of Sgt.Lind as we navigate through this uncertain time. Many people have been asking if they can make a donation to Sgt. Lind and his family. Our IL FOP Lodge 96 has set up a Venmo account for this specific purpose. 100% of the donations received will go directly to his family to cover the cost of travel, meals, hotels, etc. for the duration of his hospitalization. The outpouring of support has been incredible and we are truly thankful.
The Venmo QR code is in the picture below. Please put the subject of the donation as “Sgt. Lind”
If you are uncomfortable using Venmo, you can always stop by the police department and drop off your donation. 🙏

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