Man faces charges for threatening girlfriend with gun

Man faces charges for threatening girlfriend with gun

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend during an argument has been charged with a number of felony offenses, including being an armed habitual criminal.

Thomas Ross, 36, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of California Court, is being held in the Champaign County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

On Monday, he was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, battery and aggravated assault.

The charges stem from his arrest early Monday at the home he was sharing with a 30-year-old woman.

Champaign County sheriff’s Lt. Ed Ogle said deputies were called to the house about 2 a.m. after Ross, who was intoxicated, became angry with the woman, allegedly pointed a gun at her head, and threatened to shoot her.

Ogle said he also allegedly hit the woman in the head. She called for help.

Court records show that Ross has convictions for unlawful delivery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of bail bond, theft, resisting a peace officer, and harassment by phone.

He was ordered to have no contact with the woman and to be back in court March 6.

If convicted of the most serious of the charges, Ross could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.

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