Three men arrested for home invasion in Rantoul

Three men arrested for home invasion in Rantoul

URBANA — Three men are being held at the Champaign County Jail following their arrests in connection with a home invasion in Rantoul.

Meanwhile, police continue to look for a fourth man in connection with the same incident.

Cedric Dyshawn Grant, 22, who listed an address in the 300 block of East Kerr Avenue, Urbana; Lamont A. Taylor-Gwin, 22, who is also listed as Lamonte Taylor-Gwin and who listed an address in the 1200 block of East Florida Avenue, Urbana; and Keith K. Campbell, 21, who listed an address in the 800 block of Oakcrest Drive, Champaign, were charged on Monday with home invasion and residential burglary.

Bond for all three men was set at $200,000.

Grant and Taylor-Gwin are next scheduled to appear in court on May 24. Campbell is next scheduled to appear in court on May 29.

According to a Rantoul police report, officers were called to an apartment in the 1500 block of Hobson Drive, Rantoul, at 2:45 a.m. Friday to respond to a report of people breaking into an apartment.

Police said that two men and two women were asleep in the apartment when the intruders broke through a glass sliding door. The intruders took some electronic items, including a video game console and some cellphones, left the apartment and drove away in a car.

The car had already left the location by the time police arrived, but officers found a car matching the description given by the victims, at Maplewood Drive and Crane Avenue, and made a traffic stop.

Four men were inside the car at the time of the traffic stop, and two of them got out of the car and ran away. Police arrested the two men who remained in the car, identified as Grant and Campbell.

A police dog caught one of the men who ran away, identified as Taylor-Gwin, and held onto him until police could make an arrest.

Police continue to look for the fourth man, whose description was incomplete.

If you have any information about the incident, please call Rantoul police at 892-2103 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

Information may also be sent anonymously at or by sending a text message with CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads an arrest. Rewards are also paid for information on other felonies or fugitives in the area.

Police said that an ambulance crew examined the four people in the apartment, but none of them reportedly received medical treatment.

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