Police Respond to Domestic Disturbance, Barricaded Subject; Arrest Made

On Aug. 25, 2021, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Buena Vista Drive for the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned the female had been battered by a male subject, who also displayed and threatened her with a firearm. The female victim escaped the encounter with minor injuries and the male subject barricaded himself inside the residence.

The barricaded subject was identified as Kyle Coffin, 32, of Champaign. Following immediate police investigation, a search warrant and arrest warrant was obtained by the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for Felony Domestic Battery. Bond on the warrant was set at $100,000.

Champaign Police, including Officers, Detectives, Negotiators, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, and Bomb Squad Technicians responded to and secured the scene and began attempts to contact Coffin as he was barricaded inside the residence. Police discovered both access points to the home were barricaded by furniture. After several hours of unsuccessful negotiations and violent threats made by the subject, police deployed chemical munitions into the residence and were able to gain access. At approximately midnight, police safely apprehended the subject without further incident and serious injury. He was located inside a locked bathroom, and a loaded handgun was recovered nearby.

Coffin was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center where he is awaiting future court proceedings.

The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance during this investigation.

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.