URBANA — A homeless man with a legal historical past courting again 30 years has been charged with two latest holdups at Urbana companies.
Urbana police Detective Darrin McCartney stated Larome Kingcade, 54, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Champaign by a UI police officer on two excellent warrants in theft instances.
Nonetheless, Urbana police had additionally wished to speak to him a couple of Sept. 24 theft on the CVS, 1818 S. Philo Highway.
McCartney stated about 8:30 p.m. that Thursday, a person handed a cashier a word that prompted the worker at hand over an undisclosed amount of money.
Then, about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a person entered B Spirits, 306 W. Principal St., the place he tried to purchase liquor utilizing a credit score or debit card that was declined. He then allegedly held the liquor bottle in a threatening method, prompting the clerk at hand over an undisclosed sum of money earlier than he left.
McCartney stated police developed Kingcade as a suspect and let space police know they wished to speak to him. He was dropped at the Urbana police division after his arrest Wednesday and admitted his involvement within the holdups, McCartney stated.
On Thursday, the state’s lawyer’s workplace charged Kingcade with theft for the CVS holdup and armed theft for the B Spirits holdup. Due to prior convictions, Kingcade faces Class X sentencing, which means a possible six to 30 years in jail if convicted of both crime.
In every case, Decide Adam Dill set bond for Kingcade at $100,000 and informed him to be again in court docket Nov. 24.
Assistant State’s Legal professional Peter Su informed Dill that Kingcade’s prior convictions included residential housebreaking, housebreaking, aggravated theft, theft, theft and retail theft.
Kingcade admitted in August violating his probation in two Champaign County retail theft instances however failed to look for sentencing, Su stated.