Champaign man arrested for fleeing from Urbana police

Champaign man arrested for fleeing from Urbana police

URBANA - A Champaign man was arrested early Saturday in Urbana for allegedly fleeing from police who were investigating a call of shots fired.

Urbana police Sgt. Harley Rutledge said officers were called to an apartment complex in the 1600 block of East Florida Avenue just after 4 a.m. where someone had reported hearing shots fired. As they arrived, two cars were leaving the complex. One stopped for police, was searched and determined not to be involved. A second, however, took off quickly. 

Officers lost track of the fleeing Buick Regal but about 8 minutes later were dispatched to a report of an accident in the 400 block of Eliot Drive. There they found the car in a yard but no one in it.

Rutledge said Urbana officers were joined by Champaign County sheriff's deputies and University of Illinois police officers in looking for the two men who had initially been seen in the car. Later, a deputy found two men in a cab in the parking lot of the Meijer Store in southeast Urbana. An Urbana officer recognized one of the men, Keandre Delaney, as the driver of the Regal that fled from police earlier.

Rutledge said Delaney, 25, of the 1300 block of Fairfax Drive, Champaign, was arrested for fleeing and eluding a police officer, not having auto insurance, making an improper turn and possession of cannabis. Rutledge said Delaney allegedly had less than 30 grams of suspected cannabis on him at the time of the arrest.

Rutledge said the other man with Delaney was not arrested. Both men denied being in the area where the shots had reportedly been fired.

Delaney's bond was set at $3,500 in court Saturday. He was expected to be formally charged Monday.

 

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on June 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm
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I'll be impressed if anyone can connect these three disparate events. First if anyone can prove shots were actually fired. Third if they can tie Delaney to the shots or the car.

 

I think they'll probably be able to prove the second event, that a car crashed. If Delaney's fingerprints aren't all over the dashboard and steering wheel, the witness ID goes *poof.*

gftst wrote on June 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

So Rob what makes you an expert on what evidence their is to connect the person arrested to any of these events??? You think theyre going to arrest him for no apparent reason or chase the car fleeing the scene without thinking that its more than likely involved?? The fact that the car fled and refused to stop for police is a pretty good sign he was involved in something.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 01, 2012 at 1:07 am
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Criminal Law with Andrew Leipold.

 

Criminal Procedure with Donald Dripps.

 

Evidence with Daria Roithmayr.

EL YATIRI wrote on July 01, 2012 at 2:07 am
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You don't need to be an expert to know the district attorney's office in this county often goes to trial unprepared and jurys acquit  the defendent .  Just read the police and courts section of the NG long enough and you will see.  The system depends on plea bargaining, and when the defendant insists on a jury trial the performance of the prosecutors is often under par.

Jsmith68 wrote on June 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Hey Rob.  Aren't you the guy who got arrested tagging in Campustown??

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 01, 2012 at 1:07 am
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No.

e-man wrote on June 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm
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He probably fled because he had dope on him *shrug*

Sid Saltfork wrote on July 01, 2012 at 9:07 am

It depends on the Public Defender, and the make up of the jury also.  C-U has more lawyers than certified auto mechanics.  Justice depends on how much you can pay for it.  If you can come up with the money; an established, connected attorney is the best way to go.  Always go local.  You have less cost, and better connections.  If it is in the State of Illinois, and you have the money; Winston and Strawn does wonders on corruption crimes.

Jsmith68 wrote on July 01, 2012 at 9:07 am

Funny thing is I have never seen Rob's name associated with the defense in a criminal trial.  Obviously he is a little more talk than bite. 

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 01, 2012 at 10:07 am
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You spend a lot of time reading entry-of-appearance filings? That is funny.

 

But I don't understand your ad hominem response, except to assume you have a pony in this race.

Jsmith68 wrote on July 01, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Well Rob you appear to be the perfect example of someone who studies the law versus someone who practices law. Just stating the obvious. 

common_sense_isn't wrote on July 02, 2012 at 10:07 am

Pretentious law student and news gazette resident commentator.  How impressive.  Get a life Rob.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 05, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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I know it's worth little to engage anonymous users who employ "get a life" in place of counter-argument.

 

Yes, I was a law student in the mid-90s, but I have to wonder: Where's the pretense?

 

 

rsp wrote on July 05, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Guess who had his charges dropped? 

 

URBANA — No criminal charges were filed against a Champaign man arrested late last month in Urbana for allegedly fleeing from police investigating a call of shots fired.

However, Kendre Delaney, 25, of the 1300 block of Fairfax Drive, did receive traffic tickets for fleeing and eluding a police officer, driving an uninsured vehicle, and making an improper turn in connection with a June 30 incident. Delaney allegedly took off when Urbana police tried to stop the car he was in as they were investigating a call of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of East Florida Avenue about 4 a.m. that day.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 06, 2012 at 4:07 am
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The Rietz Administration is remarkably shrewd about not wasting taxpayer money. 

prideCU wrote on July 04, 2012 at 9:07 pm

And you are all sour grapes because poor widdle you did not become CC sheriff. You seriously need to get off the steroids. They make you a loser bully. Also sour grapes because your gym is dying. Dying, I say!

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 05, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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It's not Jerommie. We're old chums.

 

And Jerommie would have been negative three years old in 1968.

prideCU wrote on July 05, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Thanks for clarifying that.