Homicide Investigation Continues (Second Suspect in Custody)

Paul E. Craig, 38, of Champaign, a second suspect in a recent homicide case, is in custody.

On July 10, 2014 at 1:49 a.m., Craig turned himself in at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding, 26, of Champaign. Champaign police had obtained a Champaign County arrest warrant for Craig for Armed Habitual Criminal, a Class X felony, and Unlawful Possession of Weapon by a Felon, a Class 2 felony. The bond for this warrant was set at $750,000.

Police are still searching for a third suspect, Micah J. Hopkins, 30, of Champaign. A Champaign County arrest warrant for Hopkins has been issued, with the bond set at $500,000. The warrant is for Aggravated Discharge Firearm – a Class 1 felony, and Aggravated Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon – a Class 2 felony.

The Champaign Police Department is continuing to follow up on investigative leads and are working to obtain information for additional charges in this case.

Anyone with information about this crime 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).