Two charged in holdup

Two charged in holdup

URBANA — Two men who police say were involved in an alleged holdup of a drug dealer in Urbana have been criminally charged.

Kamar Hall, 17, of Chicago, was charged with a single count of armed robbery while co-defendant Malik Logan, 20, of the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue was charged with two counts of unlawful use of weapons by a felon.

The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue about 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar.

The victim, a 19-year-old Mahomet man, was at an apartment in the complex when a man later identified as Hall knocked on the door. When the Mahomet man answered, Hall allegedly threatened him with a gun and stole his wallet.

Through a cell phone number on the victim's phone, police made their way to Logan's apartment in the same complex. There they found several people, including Hall, who the victim identified as the one who robbed him.

Lozar said police searched Logan's apartment and found a 9 mm handgun in a clothes hamper and a .32-caliber gun under a mattress. Because of a prior conviction that Logan has for robbery, he is not allowed to possess weapons.

Police also found the victim's wallet in the oven under a baking pizza.

Lozar said Hall and his friends were visiting Logan at his Urbana apartment. Hall reportedly wanted cannabis and Logan reportedly set up the deal with the man who was later robbed.

Logan was also wanted on a warrant in a burglary and motor fuel theft case from last September for which he failed to appear in court Jan. 17.

He's being held on a total of $175,000 on both cases while Hall's bond was set at $250,000.

Both were told to be back in court March 5.