Charges dismissed against Champaign man

URBANA — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a man charged in connection with a shooting earlier this year at a Champaign hotel.

Champaign County State's Attorney Troy Lozar said charges of armed robbery armed with a firearm and aggravated battery discharging a firearm were dismissed against Naytwane A. Adams, 37, who listed an address in the 300 block of East Park Avenue, Champaign, on Monday because witnesses could not be found for the trial.

According to a Champaign police report, on April 24 officers were called to the Red Roof Inn, 212 W. Anthony Drive, at 12:46 a.m. where they found a man in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.

The man had gone to meet two men at the hotel, and both pulled guns on him.

The victim ran away from the room and was shot, and the shooters drove away. No information was available on the man's condition.

Police arrested Adams in the 1200 block of Hedge Road on April 26 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

A warrant was issued on April 25 for a second man, Deandre D. Thomas, 29, who listed an address in Rantoul, for armed robbery armed with a firearm, in connection with the incident. He has not been arrested.

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Joe American wrote on August 07, 2013 at 10:08 am

"Champaign County State's Attorney Troy Lozar said charges of armed robbery armed with a firearm and aggravated battery discharging a firearm were dismissed......because witnesses could not be found for the trial."

Oh, how convenient.  A violent thug walks and is on the street because the witnesses have been intimidating into not testifying for fear of their own lives.  Now we can all fear for ours.

volts10 wrote on August 08, 2013 at 7:08 am

This is why we need concealed carry.