URBANA — The Champaign County state's attorney declined to charge a rural Mahomet man who allegedly restrained an alleged thief in his house Saturday.
Randy McCormick, 51, who lives on County Road 600 E, had been arrested Saturday for assault and unlawful restraint after he allegedly used duct tape to bind the hands of two workers who were laying flooring in his house.
A Champaign County sheriff's deputy said deputies were called to the home early Saturday afternoon and found Travis Evans, 28, of Arcola, and a Tuscola man, 29, bound up.
McCormick alleged that they had stolen items from his home the day before, including a gift card, cash and whiskey.
Deputies arrested Evans for theft after he admitted taking the items. They came back later and arrested McCormick after the Tuscola man alleged that McCormick threatened him and duct-taped his hands.
State's Attorney Julia Rietz said she chose not to charge McCormick.
She did charge Evans with theft with a prior theft. He's due back in court on the Class 4 felony March 18.