On May 13, 2021, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of the Illinois Terminal, located at 45 E. University Avenue, after receiving a report of a robbery and stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 33-year-old male, who had sustained several injuries consistent with being stabbed. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was approached by the suspect who asked for the victim’s cellular phone and cigarettes. When the victim refused the suspects continued demands for his property, the suspect allegedly produced a knife and attacked the victim, stabbing him several times during an altercation. The suspect then took the victim’s property and left the area. Champaign Police located the suspect a short distance away, and after a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was arrested in the 100 block of N. Walnut Street. The victim’s property, as well as a knife believed to have been used in the incident was recovered. The suspect, identified as Tavonn Galloday, 30, from Champaign, was arrested for the preliminary offenses of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery, and Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer. Galloday has been transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center pending future court proceedings.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is on-going, and anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements may be made for information to be shared privately. If you wish to remain anonymous you may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; 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.