Felony charges filed in Rantoul shooting

Felony charges filed in Rantoul shooting

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man who allegedly fired shots that hit his neighbor’s apartment has been charged with two felonies.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said police received several calls of shots being fired in the 300 block of South Steffler Street, about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.

When they got there, police learned there had been a physical fight among three men, one of whom was identified as Fectory Spears, 51, of the 300 block of South Steffler.

Witnesses said after the fight broke up, Spears allegedly approached the front door of another of the men in the fight, who was his neighbor, and fired at least two rounds. Bouse said one went through the front door and the other into the ceiling of the apartment, where the man, his girlfriend and an infant child were.

As police were investigating, Spears came back to the area and was arrested.

The state’s attorney’s office has filed charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon against Spears.

He was also wanted on a warrant in a misdemeanor criminal damage to property case in Rantoul, according to court records.

If convicted of the more serious charge he faces six to 30 years in prison.


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