URBANA — Police have arrested an Urbana man in connection with the spray-painting of Champaign County's veterans' memorial.
According to a Champaign County sheriff's report, witnesses saw a man spray-painting the veterans' memorial yellow outside the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday.
Court security personnel chased the man, but he eventually got away.
A short while later Urbana, Champaign County and University of Illinois officers found a man matching the description provided by the court security officers near the Urbana Adult Education Building, 211 N. Race St., U.
Police ran after the man, arresting him at the Boneyard Creek just west of the Courier Cafe.
Police issued Kyle Maxey, 22, who listed an address in the 1100 block of North Busey Avenue, Urbana, a notice to appear for criminal defacement.
The report said Maxey was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana because he was injured running along the Boneyard Creek. No information was available on Maxey's condition on Wednesday evening.
Two of the police officers also were slightly injured during the pursuit, according to the report.
Maxey is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 20 on an unrelated charge of criminal trespass to land.