Champaign man gets 4 years for gunfire

Champaign man gets 4 years for gunfire

URBANA — A Champaign man who was among several arrested for shootings in north Champaign during the month of June has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Kyantae Jones-Weatherall, 18, of the 500 block of East Bradley Avenue pleaded guilty Thursday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Jones-Weatherall admitted that on June 10, while in a car, he fired a gun in the direction of another vehicle that he knew had people in it near the intersection of Fifth and Vine streets in Champaign.

Although no people were hit, a house in the 700 block of North Fifth Street was hit by bullets. In exchange for Jones-Weatherall's guilty plea, another count of reckless discharge of a firearm for shooting into the house was dismissed. Also dismissed was a separate case accusing him of aggravated battery and domestic battery.

Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said Jones-Weatherall had no prior convictions.

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