Rantoul man arrested for residential burglary

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man who allegedly tried to break in an apartment in the village early Saturday remained in the Champaign County Jail on Tuesday.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said two women, a man and a child were in a home in the 600 block of Willow Pond about 4:20 a.m. Saturday when one of the women was awakened by a man trying to get in a bedroom window. Bouse said he was about halfway through the window when she noticed him.

The woman screamed and the man backed out and took off.

Bouse said officers located Darrell L. Woods, 23, of the 1600 block of Harper Drive, about a block away. Because he matched the description of the intruder, they brought him back to the apartment where the residents identified him.

Bouse said officers noted that Woods appeared to be intoxicated.

Woods was charged Tuesday with residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence.

Judge Richard Klaus told Woods to be back in court with his court-appointed lawyer on July 30. His bond was set at $25,000.

Because of a prior conviction, Woods faces an extended term of up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the residential burglary.
 

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