Brothers get probation for attack on University of Illinois student

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 3:11 pm    

Two Danville, Illinois brothers – 23-year-old Jeremiah Carter and 20-year-old Daniel Carter – who admitted they were involved in an attack against a University of Illinois student on Feb. 22, 2015 at around 3:45 a.m. in the 500 block of East Armory Street in Urbana, have been sentenced to 30 months of probation and have been banned from entering campus. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, November 11 by Judge Harry Clem.

The brothers, who were also UI students, did not have prior criminal convictions and pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated battery.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Larson, who asked the court for two-year prison terms for each of the defendants, the Carters were part of a group that tried to assault several people that same morning.

Twenty-three-year-old Danville resident and co-defendant Carl Lately said he and the brothers had been drinking at The High Dive in Champaign prior to the attack. UI police Detective Eric Stiverson said Lately told him that Daniel Carter said at the time: “I feel like knocking somebody out tonight.”

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