Alleged gunman asks for time to hire an attorney

URBANA— A man who was shot by Champaign police officers after he allegedly raised a gun and threatened them in Champaign last month was charged on Monday with being an armed habitual criminal and home invasion.

Anthony S. Brown, 25, whose address was listed as unknown, asked for more time to hire an attorney after he was charged with the two Class X offenses.

Judge Richard Klaus scheduled Brown's next court appearance for Oct. 23.

Brown is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $1 million bond. To be released from custody, he will have to post 10 percent or $100,000 cash.

According to the Champaign County sheriff's office, Brown was taken to the jail over the weekend after he was released from Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he had been receiving treatment since the Sept. 9 incident.

Brown had been guarded by police since Sept. 18, when Sheriff Dan Walsh decided to serve an arrest warrant at the hospital.

Brown was shot four times by Champaign police Officers Jon Lieb and Christopher Oberheim after he allegedly raised a gun and threatened them at a house on Crispus Drive in Champaign on Sept. 9.

Police went there in response to a call from help from a woman who reported that Brown was in the house threatening her with a gun.

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