Man faces charges for incident with police

Man faces charges for incident with police

URBANA — A Champaign man has been charged with aggravated battery and battery after eluding and then allegedly tussling with Champaign police Monday evening.

Champaign police Sgt. Dave Griffet said police were sent to a home in the 1100 block of Broadmoor Drive about 5:20 p.m. to check for Travis Burton, 22, of the 400 block of Wilber Avenue, who was wanted on a warrant for an alleged probation violation.

Griffet said the three uniformed officers approached Burton and Sgt. Matt Crane was having a conversation with Burton when Burton ran. Officer Chad Tennill tried to stop Burton and got pushed.

Griffet said the officers lost sight of Burton for a while. He was eventually found about an hour later on Lincolnshire Drive. A citizen who saw him running helped tackle Burton, according to Griffet.

Griffet said Crane and Officer Chad Shipley, who was also involved in the pursuit, both had cuts to their hands from tangling with Burton. Tennill hurt his lower back jumping fences, Griffet said, and also sustained a cut on one of his fingers.

Burton was treated for an abrasion to his shin before being taken to jail.

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e-man wrote on September 15, 2012 at 11:09 pm
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quite some battle wounds...