On May 7, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., a Mahomet Police Officer was involved in a shooting with Dracy “Clint” Pendleton, 35. The Officer and Pendleton exchanged gunfire and Pendleton fled the scene. The officer was shot in the arm and it is believed Pendleton received wounds (possibly a gunshot) during the confrontation, but it is unknown to what degree. Pendleton may seek treatment for his injuries at a medical facility. Pendleton is believed to be armed with an AK-47.The Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Pendleton for the charge of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer. Pendleton is described as a White, male, 35 years old, 5’10”, 155 lbs, with blue eyes and blonde hair. Pendleton’s bond is set at $5 million dollars. Pendleton has possibly stolen a 2007 white GMC pick-up truck bearing Illinois registration number 165533B. The above picture is a representative photo of the truck and not an actual photo of the vehicle.Anyone with information is asked to call 217-384-TIPS, or by visiting www.373tips.com you do not have to give your name.
A Decatur woman was later killed and a state trooper was seriously hurt in an car accident when an officer was responding to was responding with emergency lights and sirens activated to intercept Pendleton. The accident occurred when the woman who was killed turned into the path of the officer’s vehicle in an intersection. Names have not been released of those involved in the accident.