Officers of the Champaign Police Department’s Community Action Team (CAT) arrested three suspects for crimes of Mob Action and Aggravated Battery during a recent assault on campus.
This morning at approximately 2:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Second and Healey Streets for an “Armed Subject” call. While en route, officers were advised that University of Illinois Police were on the scene and had detained two male subjects. Minutes later, a third male was also detained and a fourth subject had fled northbound and is still being sought.
A 21 y/o man reported being assaulted by numerous subjects while walking alone in the 300 block of W. Green Street minutes earlier. He accounts walking on Healey Street when he encountered a large group of males, approximately ten in number. As he passed the group, one of the members thought the victim made a comment to the group and questioned him about it. The victim reports never making a comment or responding to the group but instead continued walking. Shorty thereafter, he was approached from behind by several of the subjects who punched and kicked the victim several times before witnesses in the area came to his aid. The suspects then fled from the scene. As the victim headed home, now accompanied by two acquaintances, four of the suspects approached the group, a second time, attempting to initiate a fight. On this occasion, one of the subjects implied having a gun, but never actually displayed one. Police were contacted and arrived on the scene within minutes. The group fled from the officers and three were subsequently located, arrested and transported to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).
Twenty-two year old, DIAS R. CARTER of 2302 N. Market St., Champaign, was arrested for Mob Action and Aggravated Battery.
Twenty-one year old, VICTOR A. DORADO, 4 Apricot Dr., Champaign, was arrested for Mob Action and Aggravated Battery.
Eighteen year old, ALEXANDER D. BOLDEN, 1017 Bradley Ave., Champaign, was arrested for mob action.
The Champaign Police Department will continue to investigate the recent Aggravated Batteries and Assaults and is seeking information from the community.
Information can reported to the Champaign Police Department at (217) 351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: www.373tips.com or by text tip: Tip397 plus the information to CRIMES (274637).