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10 hour Rantoul hostage standoff ends in suicide

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 2, 2015

According to the Champaign County Sheriff’s website, a standoff in Rantoul “ended via suicide” at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.Police had been searching for Jacob K. Morrissey since Sunday when he allegedly shot his way into a home on Chateau Drive in St. Joseph around 1:30 a.m. and fired a 12-ga...

Champaign felon last seen in Mahomet

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 30, 2015

UPDATE: Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m.According to the Champaign County Sheriff's website, the standoff in Rantoul "ended via suicide" at 1:00 a.m. early December morning. ***UPDATE: 3:55 Police in Rantoul are currently working to convince Jacob K. Morrissey to surrender from an armed home inv...