Two Champaign men arrested following traffic stop
URBANA — Two Champaign men were arrested for weapons and other charges following a traffic stop by University of Illinois police.
James William Bivens, 25, who listed an address in the 2600 block of Roland Drive, Champaign, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing justice and resisting a peace officer.
Bivens was released from the Champaign County Jail after posting 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.
Calvin Darwood Dooley, 32, who listed an address in the 1200 block of North Hickory Street, Champaign, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Dooley is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Both men are due back in court July 22.
According to a University of Illinois police report, officers used radar to detect that a sport utility vehicle Bivens was driving on University Avenue at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday was traveling 46 mph in the 30 mph zone. The report also said none of the two men and five women in the SUV were wearing seat belts.
After officers pulled over the vehicle, Bivens told police his name was Jaron W. Brown and claimed he had no identification. But when police went to confirm the information Bivens had given them, Bivens began to run away.
Police chased Bivens until he fell down in the grass, where he was arrested. Police then searched Bivens and found a Social Security card with Bivens’ name in his pants pocket.
After a police dog alerted to the possible presence of drugs in the vehicle, the other six occupants of the SUV got out of the vehicle while it was searched
Police found 0.5 grams (0.018 ounces) of cocaine on the driver’s seat floorboard and along the carpet near Dooley’s seat. Police then found a .45-caliber handgun under Dooley’s seat. There were rounds in the magazine of the handgun, but not in the chamber. Police then arrested Dooley.
Police later discovered that this gun had been stolen in Kentucky.