Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Second Murder Suspect


Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet | [email protected]  | 217-351-4545

On Friday, April 17, at approximately 10:57 a.m., Champaign Police Department Detectives arrested Curtis T. Hairston, a 39-year-old male from Champaign, IL. Hairston was arrested in connection with the October 25, 2014 Murder of Jermel Hedrick, in the 1500 block of Winston Dr. in Champaign.

Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Curtis Hairston for the offense of First Degree Murder. Bond is set at $1,000,000.

Although an arrest has been made, this investigation remains active. 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).

The Champaign Police Department reminds citizens that information may also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives the information, completes a tips information form, and passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers, and conversations are not recorded.

Anonymous tips can be shared by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these crimes.