Police arrest man wanted on warrant after brief chase
CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who ran from police when they approached him about an outstanding warrant Sunday was arrested for resisting a peace officer.
Champaign police Sgt. Dave Griffet said a person called Crimestoppers to report that Nathaniel Lemons, 22, of the 1300 block of Hanover Drive, was on foot in the 600 block of West Bradley Avenue and that he was armed.
Knowing Lemons was wanted for domestic battery and acting on the tip that he was armed, police officers engaged him around 12:35 p.m. and he ran.
He was caught after a brief chase and in his path of flight, police found a .25-caliber handgun, Griffet said.
Lemons was wanted in connection with a felony domestic battery that allegedly occurred April 8 in Champaign.
He was being held in the Champaign County jail Sunday in lieu of $15,000 bond on the battery case.