Champaign man faces charges in attack

Champaign man faces charges in attack

URBANA — A Champaign man is being held at the Champaign County jail on $25,000 bond in connection with a reported attack on a Champaign man on Sunday night.

Jonathon R. Morrissey, 19, who was also listed as Jonathan Morrissey and listed an address in the 2200 section of County Road 1100 E, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Monday to aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery to a peace officer.

According to a Champaign police report, officers responded to a report of a battery in the area of South Fifth Street and Stoughton Street at 10:05 p.m. Sunday.

A 21-year-old man said he was walking along Stoughton street between Fifth and Sixth streets when four other people approached him from the other direction.

As the victim got closer to the group, one of the men, identified as Morrissey, punched him in the face and continued walking east on the sidewalk.

After the victim described his attacker to police, an officer found Morrissey in the area of Sixth Street and Healey Street and arrested him.

Police did not provide information about the alleged aggravated battery to a peace officer.

The victim refused medical attention, according to the report.

Morrissey's next court appearance was set for June 11.

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