Charges filed against Robert Gill; Andrew Maul had OOP against ex-wife

By Gary Scott on September 15, 2015 at 12:31pm

Three charges of first degree murder have been filed against 61-year-old Robert Gill, the man accused of shooting 36-year-old Andrew Maul in the parking lot of the Jacksonville Police Department on Friday.

Gill remains in treatment at a Springfield hospital and may be booked at the Morgan County Jail as soon as today, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

As the investigation into the incident continues, authorities still aren’t saying what led to the shooting. Gill was Maul’s former father-in-law.

WLDS-WEAI News reviewed an order of protection this morning filed earlier this year against Jewell Maul, Gill’s daughter and the ex-wife of Andrew Maul.

Andrew Maul filed for a divorce from Jewell Maul on February 20th of this year. A dissolution was granted by the court five days later.

Following the divorce, Andrew filed an emergency order of protection on April 7th.

On that day, Andrew Maul wrote, “I was threatened [sic] today that Jewell had a gun in her purse.” He also claimed Jewell broke into his house on March 22nd twice and said, “I am now in fear of my life and must sleep with my bedroom doors locked.”

According to the “miscellaneous remedies” of the protection order, Jewell Maul was prohibited from making “any derogatory remark of any kind or nature concerning Andrew Maul to, in the presence of or in a manner that “their two children could possibly hear,” and any social media posts deemed derogatory towards Andrew Maul.

Jewell Maul was also ordered to return a cell phone apparently given by Andrew to his 12-year-old daughter for her use, and to unblock and to prevent any future blocking of the cell phone so that Andrew and his family members could contact her.

Jewell Maul was arrested on July 7th for violating an order of protection and carrying a firearm in public, which authorities say was a stun gun. Three days later, an order of protection valid through July 11th of 2016 was granted in Morgan County Court.

Maul was again arrested for violating an order of protection on August 31st.