Champaign Police Investigate Friday Afternoon Stabbing

Champaign Police are investigating a Friday afternoon stabbing, which occurred at approximately 3:21 p.m., in the 600 block of E Green Street.

The preliminary investigation suggests two individuals were involved in an altercation, resulting in a 42-year-old male being stabbed in the back. The injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Jerry Webb, 66, has been arrested for the preliminary offense of Aggravated Battery in connection to the stabbing. He has been transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center.

Champaign Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545. Police will arrange to speak privately with you. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217- 373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

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

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.