Man found not guilty by reason of insanity
URBANA — A Champaign man has been acquitted by reason of insanity of charges of aggravated battery and attempted disarming of a police officer.
In a bench trial Thursday, Judge Heidi Ladd found that Jamahl Johnson, 35, whose last known address was in the 1400 block of West Kirby Avenue, was not guilty of charges that he tried to take a Champaign police officer's gun in a struggle in May on Hedge Road in Champaign.
Police had been called by a man who reported someone trespassing on a neighbor's property.
Police located Johnson, who ran from them but was caught. He allegedly tried to disarm officers.
Although he was acquitted of the criminal charges, he remains in the Champaign County Jail until he can be evaluated by representatives of the Department of Human Services, who will determine what, if any, kind of services he needs.
Ladd set a review hearing for Dec. 13.