Man faces felony weapon, drug charges
URBANA — A Champaign man found asleep in a car with a gun near him has been charged with three felony offenses.
Lakeith Brooks, 52, who listed an address in the 1900 block of Sumac Drive, is being held in the Champaign County jail on charges of armed violence, possession of weapons by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance.
A Champaign police report said police were called to a parking lot in the 2900 block of West Kirby Avenue to a report of a person asleep in a car.
The officer saw Brooks with his legs hanging out of the car and could see a pistol in the car door that turned out to be loaded. After waking and searching Brooks, the officer found about 1 1/2 grams of cocaine on him, the report said.
Armed violence, the most serious of the charges, is a Class X felony carrying a prison term of between six to 30 years upon conviction. Because of a previous conviction for possession of a controlled substance, Brooks is not supposed to possess a weapon.
Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $25,000 and ordered him to be back in court June 12.