URBANA - A second man accused in a campus shooting and robbery was arraigned Wednesday after turning himself in.
Clint King, 20, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Comanche Drive, C, was arraigned Wednesday on a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. King surrendered after police put out a notice that he was wanted on a warrant, Champaign police said.
Judge Jeffrey Ford kept King's bond at $200,000 as set on the warrant. King waived a preliminary hearing and Ford ordered King to appear in court again Feb. 26. Ford continued the case for one week to allow King to hire a private attorney.
The judge said he recalled from a previous hearing on co-defendant Justin P. Battle that "Mr. King was the person who was the shooter."
According to Champaign police, King and Battle are believed to be responsible for a Dec. 18 shooting of a 25-year-old Asian male during a robbery in the 1000 block of South First Street between Chalmers and Armory. The man was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the arm.
Battle, 20, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Comanche Drive, was arrested by UI police a short time after the robbery after he was stopped as someone matching a description given by the victim, police said.
Battle was arraigned later Dec. 18 on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. He entered a plea of innocent on Jan. 7 and was warned that he faces possible extended sentencing due to prior convictions. He was sentenced to four years in prison in 2001 for burglary and previously sentenced to two years of probation in 2000 for delivery of marijuana.
Two other people also were arraigned Wednesday on charges accusing them of involvement in separate robbery incidents:
Stephon "Hammer" Booker, 31, whose last known address was the 1400 block of Kenwood Drive, C, was charged with robbery and pleaded not guilty. He is due to appear in court again Feb. 26. Bond was set at $20,000.
Booker is accused of taking some papers from a woman by force in the 400 block of East Beardsley Avenue on Dec. 28.
According to Champaign police, a Champaign woman had gotten a ride from a third party, and a man later identified as Booker was also a passenger. As the woman got out of the car, Booker grabbed her purse. The woman fought with Booker, but he got away with several documents, including her birth certificate.
Booker also faces two other pending charges including battery in a public place and receiving a stolen vehicle.
Shayla Biggers, 22, who listed an address in the 100 block of Paddock East, Savoy, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a Class X felony charge of armed robbery. Her bond was set at $25,000.
Assistant State's Attorney Larry Solava said Biggers robbed another woman with a knife in Urbana on Dec. 17. The Urbana woman was in the 1400 block of Silver Street when a woman, whom the Urbana woman knew by a nickname, approached, pulled out a knife and stole the Urbana woman's purse containing $220 cash. The Urbana woman positively identified Biggers from a photo lineup, Solava said.