Posted on February 22nd, 2013
An Urbana local set to testify in a Champaign County aggravated battery trial was shot Monday, February 4, inside his apartment.
The 29-year-old victim, Curtis L. Mosley, was resting in his apartment at 1101 E. Colorado Ave at about 8:30 p.m. when an unidentified man broke into his apartment and fired a round of shots at him. He died after being rushed to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Mosley was scheduled to testify Tuesday against 23-year-old Urbana resident Ardis Fenn, who allegedly shot Mosley in the leg on June 12 outside the Above & Beyond Detailing shop, in an attempt to rob the place where Mosley worked. Mosley was treated for the wound he sustained and released from the hospital the same night.
The suspect, an African-American wearing a Carhartt jacket and a mask that covered the lower part of his face, was still at large as of February 6.
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Posted on June 13th, 2012
A 19-year-old Chicago man has been linked through his fingerprints to three different burglaries that occurred in April in the Urbana area.
Fingerprints were found at the scene of two break-in locations, and police used those prints to find the alleged burglar. The man was arrested, and now faces three separate counts of residential burglary. Items that were stolen during the break-ins include a laptop, a computer tablet, and a motor vehicle.
The motor vehicle was recovered the same day it was reported as stolen, and the suspect was found in the car along with two other individuals. If the man is convicted of the charges that have been filed against him, he could face a maximum of 15 years behind bars.
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Posted on May 8th, 2012
A credit union on West John Street was robbed around 10:20 a.m. this morning in Champaign.
The theft occurred at the Central Illinois Credit Union when two masked males entered the building. One of the men flashed a handgun, and ordered four employees, and one customer to lay on the ground. The men exited the building with an unknown amount of money, and no one was injured.
Two high schools near the area of the robbery were placed on ‘soft lockdowns.’ These lockdowns were removed shortly after the incident took place. This is the third robbery in the Champaign area in less than seven days.
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Posted on January 11th, 2011
Last week, a Chicago man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for residential burglary. The man, 21-year old Michael Q. Roquemore, was held in police custody for a year before his trial.
In August, Roquemore went to trial on home invasion charges but the judge declared a mistrial after police use evidence that was not disclosed with the defense. In September, Roquemore plead guilty to breaking into a home in Champaign a year before. The defendant stated that he entered the home in hopes of finding drugs or money but found neither.
Roquemore was given 480 days of credit on his sentence for the time he spent in jail before his trial.
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Posted on May 27th, 2010
According to Champaign police, a 17-year-old man was arrested Thursday last week and charged in Champaign County Circuit Court with residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence.
The incident occurred at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, when a woman who knew the man heard a crash from the back of her home in the 300 block of Nelson Court. When she went to investigate, she saw the man standing in the frame of her broken back door. The man fled the scene on foot.
She called police, and since she knew and could identify the man, they were able to catch him relatively soon thereafter.
If convicted of the more serious burglary charge, the man could face up to 15 years in prison.
Posted on May 5th, 2010
A 21-year-old man accused of robbing a University of Illinois student 2 months ago appeared before a Champaign County Judge Tuesday in answer to charges filed a week ago in connection with the mugging.
The man is accused of stealing the student’s cell phone as well as cash. According to the student, this happened in a parking lot at the corner of Third Street and Gregory Drive.
Police were able to find the suspect after he took a photo of himself with the stolen cellphone, which was set to automatically upload photos to Facebook. The student noticed the picture and gave it to authorities, who circulated it to obtain an identification.
The man is being held on $50,000 bond and is expected to return to court in June. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.
If you have been accused of a theft or robbery, contact the Champaign theft defense lawyers of Thomas A. Bruno and Associates at 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on September 11th, 2009
Two men were robbed in an Urbana parking lost Saturday. According to police reports, the two men were standing in the parking lot of a Shell gas station in the 1800 block of North Cunningham Avenue when the two robbers approached them.
One of the robbers flashed a gun while the other took a cell phone from one man and cash from the other. The two robbers then left the scene in a Buick sedan.
If you have been charged with theft and need criminal defense attorney, contact the Champaign theft defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.