Category: Police Department Press Releases

UPDATE: Suspect in Recent Armed Robberies Arrested

On Oct. 29, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Champaign Police and the United States Marshals Service with assistance from the Bloomington (Illinois) Street Crimes Unit arrested Tyson M. Biggers, 41, of Champaign, in Bloomington, Illinois. Biggers was apprehended while attempting to escape from a second-floor residential building. A firearm with an extended magazine was recovered […]


Arrest Warrant Issued in Recent Armed Robberies

Champaign Police have identified a suspect in connection to two recent armed robberies to the same local business in the 200 block of West University Avenue. The first occurred on Oct. 19, 2019, at approximately 5 p.m. and the second on Oct. 24, 2019, at approximately 3:44 p.m. In both the Oct. 19 and Oct. […]


Warrant Issued in Home Invasion, Shots Fired Incident

On Oct. 21, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2300 block of Belmore Drive for a reported home invasion with shots fired. The preliminary investigation revealed a male offender arrived at a private residence and threatened to harm a female occupant, who was a known acquaintance. After she refused entry to […]


Suspect in Oct. 18, 2019, Shooting Investigation Arrested

On Oct. 21, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force with assistance from the United States Marshals Service arrested Jabari Morris, 20, of Rantoul, in Kankakee, Illinois. He was arrested without incident. On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Champaign Police learned a 32-year-old male victim arrived at a […]


Suspect Identified, Warrant Issued in Oct. 18, 2019, Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified Jabari Morris, 20, of Rantoul, as the suspect in an Oct. 18, 2019, shooting investigation and are now enlisting public support to help locate him. On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Champaign Police learned a 32-year-old male victim arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle with two non-life-threatening […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting and Additional Reports of Overnight Gunfire

On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Champaign Police learned a 32-year-old male victim arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle with two gunshot wounds to his leg. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The preliminary investigation revealed the shooting occurred in the parking lot of a business in the […]


UPDATE: Jerry D. Exum, Suspect in Shooting Investigation, in Police Custody

UPDATED INFORMATION: On Oct. 18, 2019, Jerry D. Exum (pictured), 30, of Champaign, turned himself in to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in Marion County, Indiana. Exum is currently in the process of being extradited back to Champaign where he will be taken to the Champaign County Jail to await future court proceedings.     […]


Warrant Issued in Oct. 5, 2019, Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified Jerry D. Exum (pictured), 30, of Champaign, as the suspect in an Oct. 5, 2019, shooting investigation and are now enlisting public support to help locate him. On Oct. 5, 2019, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the parking lot of a private business in the 1900 block […]


Robbery to Regions Bank, Two Suspects Arrested

On Oct. 15, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Champaign Police responded to Regions Bank, located at 111 South State Street, for a reported bank robbery involving shots fired. Upon arrival, it was determined an armed robbery had occurred with gunfire believed to have been discharged inside the business. There were no injuries sustained from the […]