Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect

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Lt. Dave Shaffer
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Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect

On Tuesday July 28, 2015, at approximately 7:11 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21-year-old Brandon L. Collier of Champaign, in connection with the July 13 murder of 30-year-old Terron Jackson.

After follow-up from several leads, and two weeks of investigations, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon Collier on July 28 for the offense of First Degree Murder.  Within hours, Collier was arrested for the offense in the 300 block of E. Hill Street.  Bond is set at $1,000,000.

Collier will be arraigned in Champaign County Court and formally charged on July 29, 2015.

While an arrest has been made, this investigation remains active. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545, or Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS).

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

Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips can be shared by phone at:  217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; 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 an arrest.