Five Danville men arraigned for campus attack

By Daily Illini Staff Report

All five Danville men who were arrested early Sunday morning after their alleged involvement in two incidents on campus appeared in arraignment court Monday afternoon.

Police are continuing to look into the incidents, one of which involved a University student.

According to a University of Illinois Police report, police were called around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when a University student reported he had been walking home when he was followed and hit over the head by at least two men at the Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave. The victim’s tooth was chipped in the attack.

Police said the victim provided a description of the vehicle, which was found and stopped at Circle K, 809 W. Green St. They identified the three men in the vehicle as Deterryus M. Henderson, 20, Carl J. Lately, 22, and Duane A. Williams, 19. While police spoke to them, two more men, Jeremiah M. Carter, 22, and Daniel M. Carter, 20, arrived.

The men had been at a local bar earlier that night and were driving around for about 90 minutes before they attacked the student. They were also involved in chasing other University students earlier in the night. Henderson said Jeremiah and Daniel Carter would point out victims and then get out of the car and chase them. Upon searching the car, police reported they found a gun in the back pocket of the front passenger seat.

Jeremiah Carter admitted to owning the weapon but had a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. According to the report, although it was legal for him to be in possession of the gun, it is not legal to carry an uncased, loaded gun in a vehicle.

The men were arrested on the charges of mob action, attempted robbery and aggravated battery, along with one charge of unlawful use of a weapon.