Man pleads innocent over break-in at Urbana bank

Man pleads innocent over break-in at Urbana bank

URBANA — An Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail in connection with the break-in of an Urbana bank in January.

Andrew C. Toms, 34, who listed an address in the 1100 block of East Colorado Avenue, pleaded innocent Friday to one count of burglary, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Judge Richard Klaus set Toms' bond at $25,000 and scheduled Toms' next court appearance for April 9.

According to Urbana police, a man threw a rock through the outside glass door at Heartland Bank and Trust, 602 S. Vine St., U, at 12:18 a.m. Jan. 20. The man allegedly crawled through the hole in the glass and was entering an inside door when an alarm sounded. Police said the man turned around and left the building.

After a citizen who looked at surveillance video identified the man as Toms, police headed to his apartment at 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

When a police officer spotted Toms outside the apartment building, Toms fled, with officers in pursuit.

The report said Toms hid in a yard barn in the 1100 block of Mitchem Drive. Police following Toms' footprints sent a police dog to sniff him out. After officers found Toms in the yard barn, they arrested him and took him to the county jail.

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