URBANA — A Rantoul man waived extradition on Monday and will soon be on his way to Florida in connection with the attempted murder of a woman in that state.
Shawn P. O'Bryan, 38, was arrested at his home in the 600 block of St. Andrew's Circle in Rantoul on Friday by Rantoul police for the attempted first degree murder of Shannon M. Wrench, 34, also of Rantoul. The woman had been found unresponsive and badly injured near a road in Suwannee County, Fla., on July 16.
No weapons were recovered at the home.
Badly beaten, Wrench had been found about 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, on the side of a rural road near Live Oak, Fla., which is in northern Florida.
According to police, a passerby saw a leg protruding from bushes off the road. Police found Wrench unconscious and not responsive about 80 feet off the road. She had a severe head injury and multiple abrasions and bruises, and she had no identification on her.
Wrench was airlifted to a University of Florida hospital in Gainesville, where she was put in a medically induced coma while police tried to learn her identity. The woman had been unidentified for almost a month.
When Wrench regained consciousness on Aug. 8, she told police she had been with O'Bryan and identified him as the man who had beat her.