URBANA — A Champaign teen found in an Urbana park with a loaded handgun was arrested Monday night for unlawful use of weapons.
Urbana police investigator Dave Smysor said a sergeant on patrol after 10 p.m. saw two people sitting in King Park, off North Lincoln Avenue, after the park was closed.
He approached the two and noticed tobacco flakes on the ground under the bench where they had been sitting. He asked if they had been smoking cannabis and they said they had.
Smysor said the sergeant asked the pair if he could search them and asked if he would find anything they didn't want him to find.
One of the men, Darius Robinson, 17, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Queensway Drive, Champaign, responded that he had a gun.
The officer then handcuffed Robinson and found in his waistband a loaded, nine-shot .22-caliber revolver, Smysor said.
He was taken to the county jail and was expected to be formally charged Tuesday.
The other person with Robinson was not arrested.