Charges Filed in October 25, 2014 Homicide Investigation

On October 25, 2014, at approximately 2:14 a.m., the Champaign Police were dispatched to the 900 block of W. Bradley Avenue. Officers responding to the area located 35-year-old Yojevol D. Sturkey, who was found lying unresponsive on the ground. He was transported by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.

On February 23, 2022, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Darrion Miles, 32, of Urbana with First Degree Murder in relation to this incident. Miles is presently in custody at the Kankakee County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

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

Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information 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; 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.