On June 15, 2021, at approximately 10:18 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned the female victim escaped the residence unharmed and that a male subject had barricaded himself inside a private residence.
The barricaded subject was identified as Robert Perry, 30, of Champaign. On June 11, 2021, a warrant for his arrest was issued for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault with a Weapon. Bond on that warrant was set at $1 million. He additionally had several other outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Champaign Police negotiators and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team responded to the scene and began attempts to contact Perry as he was barricaded inside the residence. After negotiations failed, police deployed chemical munitions, ultimately leading to the suspect giving himself up. At approximately 2:40 p.m., he was apprehended by police.
Perry was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center for the outstanding arrest warrants and on charges related to today’s domestic disturbance. He will await future court proceedings there.
Although an arrest has been made, the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can 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.
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All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.