Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting a police officer in an armed conrontation in central Illinois Saturday night.
Officials said Dracy "Clint" Pendleton, 35, was involved in a shooting with a Mahomet Police Officer on Saturday at approximately 10:45 p.m., according to a release from the Illinois State Police. The officer was shot in the arm, and police believe Pendleton also received wounds before fleeing the scene.
Pendleton is believed to be armed with an AK-47, according to police, and may seek treatment for his injuries at a medical facility.
Mahomet is located about ten miles northeast of Champaign, Illinois. The Champaign County State's Attorney’s Office has issued a warrant for Pendleton's arrest on a charge of attempted murder of a police officer. His bond is set at $5 million dollars.
Pendleton is described as a white male, standing 5’10” and weighing 155 lbs. He has blue eyes and blonde hair. According to police, he may have stolen a 2007 white GMC pick-up truck with the Illinois registration number 165533B.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 217-384-TIPS, or visit www.373tips.com to submit an anonymous tip.