Champaign man charged after knife attack
URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly cut a man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.
Barry A. Miles, 49, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Kiler Drive, was arrested early Monday morning by Champaign police in connection with an attack on a man in that same neighborhood.
Champaign police Sgt. Dave Griffet said officers were sent to an apartment in the 400 block of Edgebrook Drive about 2:30 a.m. Monday for a robbery report.
The person who called police said he was awakened by the sounds of his neighbor screaming. When he looked out his door, he saw three men beating the victim, Timothy Williams, outside his apartment door and heard one of the attackers say something about the victim owning him money. The witness could also see one of the men holding a knife in his hand making movements toward the victim, Griffet said.
As officers prepared Williams, 26, to go to the hospital, another officer stopped Miles as he was about to enter a side door of the apartment complex where the attack happened.
Griffet said the officer saw Miles with a bottle of vodka, blood on his hand, and a folding pocketknife. He was arrested and declined to talk to police.
They are still looking for the other two men involved.
Griffet said Williams was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for treatment of what he described as non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and face.
Carle officials had no information on his condition.
Miles is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond and was told to be back in court Oct. 15.