Burglary, trespass charges filed against Champaign man already wanted for other charges

Burglary, trespass charges filed against Champaign man already wanted for other charges

URBANA — A 22-year-old Champaign man wanted for a weapons violation and violating his probation has had additional charges filed against him.

Jordan U. Johnson, who listed an address in the 1000 block of North James Street, was arrested Thursday in the 1100 block of West Bradley Avenue by Champaign police who had been looking for him on outstanding warrants. He was caught after a brief foot chase.

Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Weber said Johnson is believed to be responsible for a number of different crimes that have occurred in the last month.

On Friday, Weber charged him with:

— Residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence for a Dec. 12 incident in the 1600 block of Cruising Lane, Champaign.

A 24-year-old woman living there was awakened by a man standing over her pulling her blankets off her. The woman screamed and the intruder ran from the house. Police found a kitchen window open and footprints under the window. Weber said the woman was fairly certain it was Johnson, whom she recognized from being an acquaintance of her brother. Weber said the woman told police of a similar incident involving Johnson being in her room that happened in 2008 that the family did not report to police at the time.

— Criminal trespass to residence for a Jan. 12 incident in the 1000 block of North James Street.

About 4:30 a.m., an 18-year-old female heard someone at her window trying to push it open. When the intruder saw that the teen had seen him, he ran. The teen recognized Johnson from living in the neighborhood. Weber said the teen told police that she had also been awakened about two weeks earlier in a similar manner when Johnson had his head in her bedroom window. Thinking he might be someone looking for her sister, that incident was not reported to police at the time.

Johnson was placed on 30 months of probation in October after pleading guilty to criminal trespass to residence for a Sept. 23 entry to a home in the 400 block of West Beardsley Avenue. Another charge of residential burglary to a home in the 1000 block of North James Street was dismissed at the time.

Weber said she filed a petition to revoke Johnson's probation in that case based on a Dec. 14 incident in which Johnson was allegedly masturbating near a woman inside the Grainger Engineering Library in Urbana as the woman studied for her final exams.

The prosecutor said Champaign police were looking for Johnson earlier this month on the warrant issued for the alleged probation violation, because he was a suspect in other crimes, and because they had information that he might be carrying a loaded gun.

An officer spotted Johnson on Jan. 7 in the 1200 block of West Bradley Avenue and when he tried to stop him, Johnson ran, throwing a loaded .22-caliber gun in his path of flight. Based on that, he was also charged with unlawful use of weapons,

Besides the criminal trespass to residence conviction for which he's on probation, Johnson has prior convictions for attempted residential burglary from 2010 and criminal damage to property from 2009.

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