URBANA — A Champaign man was treated at a local hospital after reportedly being knocked out in an attack by several men on the University of Illinois campus late Friday night.
Five men were arrested for an alleged attack on three other men that happened just before midnight Friday in the 1200 block of West Oregon Street in Urbana. Judge Chase Leonhard ordered each held in lieu of $75,000 bond on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and mob action. Formal charges will be filed Tuesday.
Assistant State’s Attorney Matt Banach said the three friends, ages 19 and 20, were walking to the Canopy Club on Goodwin Avenue about 11:50 p.m. when they were approached by eight or nine men, one of whom said, “Whassup, Mo?” The large group then surrounded the three men and allegedly began striking them.
University of Illinois police were called to a fight in progress. They found a 19-year-old Champaign man who appeared dazed and had an open wound on his lip, Banach said. He had reportedly lost consciousness. All three men had blood on their clothing.
The three men who were surrounded gave police descriptions of their attackers and three different vehicles in which they left.
Police found the suspected vehicles not long after and arrested five men who the victims identified as having been involved.
- Craig K. Armour, 21, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Paula Drive, Champaign.
- Dundre L. Hill, 18, of Westchester.
- Marc M. Mack, 21, of Chicago.
- Marshall Reed, 18, of Chicago.
- Saderous Yarbrough, 19, of Chicago.
The 19-year-old Champaign man who was knocked out was treated and released at Carle Foundation Hospital.