Resident ordered to surrender weapons in sentence


A North Lewisburg man was ordered to surrender firearms and a concealed carry permit to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office as part of a sentence handed down on Monday.

According to the Champaign County Municipal Court’s website, Timothy J. Cauley Jr., 46, was placed on community control for two years Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of improperly handling a firearm and two counts of domestic violence. Two counts of menacing were dismissed.

The charges stem a Feb. 9 incident when a resident at Cauley’s residence reported he had kicked and broken the front door of the residence.

Dispatchers were told that Cauley entered the residence and was in an argument with two residents. While en route, deputies were advised that Cauley left, drove around the block and came back to the residence.

It was reported that Cauley again forced his way into the house where the argument continued. He reportedly left the residence and went outside to obtain a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun from his pickup truck.

The caller advised Cauley began walking back to the house and pointed the weapon at her. She advised she was trying to get Cauley to put the gun down and leave.

Cauley reportedly left the residence again and returned as a deputy arrived. Cauley was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint and detained. Champaign County deputies were assisted by deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office during this incident.

As part of his sentence, Cauley received credit for 13 days served in jail and had 167 day jail sentence suspended. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health assessment and have no contact with specific individuals as ordered by the court.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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