Two more arrested in Savoy armed robbery

URBANA — Two more people accused in the armed robbery of a Savoy fast-food restaurant last week have been arrested.

Tawan Williamson, 17, who listed an address in the 500 block of North Edwin Street, Champaign, was arrested Friday afternoon by police who saw him walking on White Street in Champaign, while Devin McClendon, 18, of the 400 block of East Beardsley Avenue, Champaign, turned himself in to the Champaign County sheriff's office Monday afternoon.

Both men were charged with armed robbery last week for their roles in the holdup of the Sonic Drive-In, 101 Calvin St., Savoy, that happened about 12:30 a.m. on July 3.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Ed Ogle said McClendon is believed to have been the gunman who went in the restaurant while Williamson allegedly drove the car that took him there.

McClendon made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon and was told to be back in court Aug. 20. He's being held in lieu of $750,000 bond. Williamson was arraigned Monday and remains in the county jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. He asked for a probable cause hearing, which has been set for July 23.

Already charged with armed robbery were Natasha Duvall, 19, and her boyfriend, Sherman Bragg, 19, both of the 1600 block of West Bradley Avenue, Champaign.

Deputies said Duvall was working at the restaurant when the gunman came in, put the gun to the head of an employee, and made off with cash in a plastic bag that he had supplied.

Investigators learned that Bragg had allegedly called Duvall at work and told her that the place would be robbed and that she should give the robber the money.

Bragg and Duvall were arraigned last week and also remain jailed. Both are scheduled to be back in court Aug. 20.

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