Urbana man charged in robbery

Urbana man charged in robbery

URBANA — An Urbana man is due back in court in December after being charged with the robbery of a Rantoul man.

Qwantrell Ayres, 22, who listed an address in the 400 block of South Dodson Drive, was arraigned Monday on the Class 2 felony charge alleging that on Sept. 20 he robbed a Rantoul man of an undisclosed amount of cash.

Champaign County sheriff's investigator Tony Shaw said the holdup happened in the 500 block of South Dodson Drive and involved a man who had come to Urbana to buy a car.

Shaw said deputies had obtained a warrant for Ayres' arrest on Oct. 17. When deputies tried to arrest him the next day at an address in east Urbana, he ran from them but was caught within about 20 minutes.

Shaw said the investigation into the holdup is continuing and there may be other arrests.

The Rantoul man who was robbed of his cash was hit on the head and upper body but was not injured badly enough to need medical treatment, Shaw said.

Ayres remained in the county jail Tuesday in lieu of $100,000 bond. His next court date was set for Dec. 18.

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nahpearl wrote on October 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

What an idiot.  This man was just on trial for murder/robbery and SOMEHOW got probation.

Then he goes and does something like this!  Should have never let him have his freedom, lock this moron away forever!!!!

natebaux wrote on October 24, 2012 at 3:10 am

idea, do the math on what that would cost, will ya?

when you are dont with that, review the statues that give a hint as to what charges can net you life in prision. i know its not as exciting as the thumbs up or down from ceaser, but it has served fairly well up to this point.

please dont ever run for public office. they are misinformed enough as it is.

nahpearl wrote on October 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

I would rather pay for a murderer- crook be behind bars than to pay for his family and everyone else to walk around in pajamas, have an iphone, a nicer car than mine and use the money i work for to buy junk food at the grocery store and pay their bills.