September 06, 2013

Arrests Made in Danville Shooting Deaths

Two Danville men have been arrested on consecutive days tied to shooting deaths on the city’s east side.  

The two incidents - one in April, the other in May - occurred within a few blocks of one another. 

Police Friday morning announced the arrest of Kevin Marshall, 23, who was picked up at noon Thursday within blocks of where the shooting occurred. 

He’s held without bond – charged with three counts of first degree murder in the May 21st death of Latifah Cross, 21, of Danville. 

But Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said the investigation is ongoing, and other arrests have not been ruled out.

Marshall’s arrest comes a day after the arrest of Robert Butler, 30, picked up at 2 p.m. Wednesday in connection to the April 13th death Jamal Sampson. 26, of Danville.  Butler is also being held without bond, charged with three counts of first degree murder. 

Vermilion County Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Donahue said police stepped up patrols for the summer, but not necessarily in one area.

“These incidents do go in cycles," he said.  "We’ll go for long periods of time without any difficulty at all.  And then we’ll have some shootings come up.  But I wouldn’t want to label any side of town in a particular way.”

Both men arrested are expected in court on Monday.


 Cleo Younce, 13 (left) is reportedly in the company of Nicolas Hurley, 21.
(Champaign Police Department)
September 05, 2013

Champaign Police Recover Abducted Teen

The Champaign Police Department says a 13-year old has been recovered, and her alleged abductor is custody.


Todd Farthing
(Champaign Police)
August 30, 2013

Champaign Blow Dart Suspect Appears In Court

A 19-year-old Champaign man has been charged with aggravated battery after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they walked on the University of Illinois campus.


gun
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August 29, 2013

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.


August 29, 2013

Danville Prison On Low-Level Lockdown

The Illinois Department of Corrections has put part of its prison in Danville on a low-level lockdown after inmates reported flu-like symptoms.


August 28, 2013

Obama: No Decision On Syria

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has not made a decision about action against Syria, and stressed he has "no interest" in "any kind of open-ended conflict" there.


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