Suspect Apprehended in Attempted Carjacking Investigation, Arrested on Additional Charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2015                                                           

Deputy Chief Troy Daniels
[email protected]

Suspect Apprehended in Attempted Carjacking Investigation, Arrested on Additional Charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action

At approximately 2:56 AM, Champaign Police were called to the 1200 Block of W. Bradley Ave. for an alleged attempted armed carjacking.  The suspect, a 17-year-old male juvenile, who was seen running into his home on W. Bradley after the alleged crime, was arrested at approximately 10:12 AM, following hours of non-compliance with Police.

During the incident, Police were able to identify the juvenile suspect and a Warrant of Apprehension was issued for Violation of Probation, for original charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action.  The State’s Attorney’s Office will also review investigative reports from the alleged carjacking attempt for further charges.

At the onset of the carjacking investigation, the suspect’s mother and a young child came out of the home to speak with Police regarding the encounter.  It would be approximately 3 hours later when the next three occupants came out of the home, with 4 additional occupants leaving from the residence shortly thereafter.

As police secured the scene, nearby homes were evacuated for the safety of the neighbors. The Champaign Police SWAT team, with assistance from the Champaign County METRO team then initiated further contact with the carjacking suspect, who eventually exited the residence and was immediately arrested.

One of the last occupants to voluntarily leave the residence was a 17-year-old juvenile who was ultimately arrested on a Warrant of Apprehension for Mob Action and taken to the Youth Detention Center.

Both 17-year-old juveniles who were arrested are connected with and being charged for the October 25, 2015 Mob Action fight near the Illinois Terminal, where a 16-year-old student was beaten with a baseball bat, resulting in multiple injuries and a broken arm.  The suspects are also under investigation for battering a 15-year-old male at Central High School, just 30 minutes prior to the Illinois Terminal incident.

Police have not found any weapons in or near the home in connection with the alleged carjacking attempt and continue to investigate.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477.  An anonymous web tip can also be left at or by texting the keyword “CCTIP” to 274637 (CRIMES).

Champaign Police would like to thank the Developmental Services Center, Salvation Army, MTD, and Arrow Ambulance Services for their facility support and assistance during this incident.

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