Police Arrest One Suspect in Home Invasion

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred in the 00 block of Hanover Court on March 22, 2014. Police arrested one suspect and continue to search for at least two additional suspects involved in this incident.

Officers were dispatched to a home invasion, in progress, at 8:48 p.m., after three males forced their way into the home and battered a male and female resident. The female was punched and a 29 year-old male was stabbed during a physical altercation with one of the suspects. The suspects then searched the home for unknown items before leaving in the residents’ vehicle. When officers arrived on scene, they observed three males bailing from the stolen vehicle and fleeing on foot. One of the suspects, Korey Coleman, 21, of Champaign, was apprehended by officers and arrested for Home Invasion. He was transported to the Champaign County Jail.

The male victim was transported to Carle Hospital for what appeared to be non-life- threatening injuries.

Officers are seeking information from the public to help identify the persons involved in this incident. Anyone with information about these crimes can contact the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS). Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: www.373tips.com or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).