CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man accused of raping a runaway girl in his home last month is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
Joseph Brownfield, 28, of the 500 block of Edgebrook Drive, was arrested about mid-day Thursday at his home on a warrant issued earlier in the day charging him with several sex crimes.
URBANA — A Chicago man is in police custody after he allegedly took custody of about 8 pounds of cannabis on the University of Illinois campus while police watched.
DANVILLE — Some Danville residents are concerned that a former Hoopeston used tire business that suffered a massive fire last summer plans to relocate to their neighborhood.
LODA — A Loda man has been charged with arson for allegedly starting a fire in a home he was renting last summer.
Darin S. McCall, 48, was indicted by an Iroquois County grand jury for one count of arson, a Class 2 felony, in connection with the Aug. 25, 2013, fire at 409 E. Jefferson St. in Loda.
URBANA — An Allerton woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a campus church is due back in court April 8.
Michelle Ingram, 41, was arraigned Wednesday in Champaign County Circuit Court for felony theft alleging that she stole between $500 and $10,000 from the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U, between May 2008 and June 2012.
URBANA — An Urbana man who had drugs on him when arrested last summer has been sentenced to a year of conditional discharge.
Christoper Palmer, 23, who listed an address in the 900 block of West Eads Street, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, admitting that on Sept. 4, he had less than 15 grams of heroin in a car he was stopped in.
URBANA — A teen who admitted he helped rob a younger teen of a backpack and cellphone has been sentenced to prison.
URBANA — A man who had been employed at a north Urbana apartment complex pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing electronics from a tenant.
Other more serious charges of residential burglary were dismissed against Jamal Earley, 21, who listed an address in the 700 block of West Illinois Street, Urbana.
URBANA — A Champaign woman who stole from a client of a facility where she worked has been sentenced to two years of probation and 29 days in jail.