Multiple firearms were recovered from an Urbana residence after police responded to a domestic violence incident last week.
Justin K. Davis, 38, of 138 Evans Ave., was charged with felony domestic violence and having weapons while under disability in relation to alleged conduct from last Friday.
According to information provided by Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell, Urbana police responded to Davis’ residence at 10 p.m. on a report of a physical domestic violence incident. An investigation revealed Davis, intoxicated and upset that he could not open an alcoholic drink, knocked a female resident out of a chair she was sitting in.
During their investigation with the residents and children who were present in the home, police learned that Davis, a convicted felon, was in possession of several firearms which were hidden inside a specially built in compartment of a wall at the home.
A resident helped police locate the weapons which police confiscated.
Davis was arrested and transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail, Mechanicsburg. Lingrell stated additional weapons charges will be forthcoming in the case.
According to the Champaign County Municipal Court’s website, Davis’ bond was established at $30,000 during an arraignment hearing on Monday. His bond was then posted on Tuesday.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for April 4.
Man charged with robbery in store theft
Damon S. Williams, 19, of Springfield, was charged with third degree felony robbery after Urbana police responded to Wal-Mart, 1840 E. U.S. Highway 36, on Sunday for a reported physical struggle between a thief and a store security person.
Police arrived and found store security trying to hold Williams down after he had been stopped for stealing $256.34 of merchandise from the store. Police found during the struggle, Williams was flailing and kicking at store personnel which resulted in physical injuries to them.
Officers placed Williams in handcuffs and into a police cruiser when he began acting as if he was having a medical seizure. Officers called for an Urbana Fire Division medic which came and transported Williams to Mercy Memorial Hospital where he was checked out and then released.
Police took him to jail on robbery for physically fighting with Wal-Mart employees during his attempt to escape after having been caught stealing.
According to the municipal court’s website, Williams’ bond was set at $50,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 5.
A partner working with Williams to steal merchandise was located in a vehicle in the parking lot and was detained at the scene. Quaran A. Johnson, 43, of Springfield, was issued a summons for theft and then released after police recovered additional stolen merchandise from her vehicle.
Johnson also provided police with a statement of her and Williams’ involvement in the theft from the store.
While an arraignment hearing was scheduled for Monday, Johnson failed to appear and a warrant was issued in her case.
Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.