Urbana man arrested for aggravated battery

Urbana man arrested for aggravated battery

URBANA — An Urbana man is due in court on June 19 following his arrest over the weekend for aggravated battery and drug charges.

On Monday, Nicholas Stevens, 24, who listed an address in the 2200 block of East University Avenue, Urbana, was charged with unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, obstructing justice and aggravated battery.

After Stevens asked for more time to hire an attorney, Judge Richard Klaus set Stevens' bond at $50,000 and scheduled his next court appearance for June 19.

According to a Champaign County sheriff's report, Stevens and a 22-year-old man were involved in what police called "an alcohol-induced argument" on Friday night at Stevens' home, during which Stevens allegedly punched the other man.

The injured victim went to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was treated and released.

After the victim called police on Saturday morning to report being punched, sheriff's deputies first interviewed the victim before going to Stevens' home to arrest him for the battery.

When the deputies searched Stevens, they found 0.529 ounce (15 grams) of suspected crack cocaine contained in several separate packages in Stevens' pocket and took him to the Champaign County Jail.

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