Urbana man accused of shooting at father

Urbana man accused of shooting at father

URBANA — An Urbana man wanted on a warrant for the attempted murder of his father is due back in court May 21 after being found last week in Indiana.

Quintin Brown, 21, whose last known address was in the 200 block of West Beslin Street, Urbana, had been wanted since a Feb. 3 incident in northwest Champaign.

Champaign police identified Brown as one of two men who were present when several shots were fired at Mark Brown, 40, of Rantoul.

A Champaign police report said Mark Brown was in his car in the 2000 block of Cynthia Drive, having just visited a relative at an apartment complex in the area when Quintin Brown called him, asking where he was and allegedly threatening him.

Mark Brown was not physically injured. He identified his son as the man who was firing in his direction.

Sgt. Dave Griffet said officers from the U.S. Marshal's Service, acting on information from Champaign police, were able to find Brown in Indianapolis last Thursday. He was returned to Champaign County where he was arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Before those charges were filed in early February, Brown had also been charged in an unrelated case with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, stemming from a Nov. 1 incident in Urbana.

He was also wanted for failure to appear in a driving under revocation case filed in January.

Brown is being held on a total of $779,000 bond in all three cases.

Police initially sought a warrant for the arrest of another man in connection with the shots fired at Mark Brown but later determined that man was not involved.

State's Attorney Julia Rietz said her office has not filed charges against the second person who was with Quintin Brown.

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