Springfield man arrested after yelling “Get that nigger”; States Attorney has not filed charges

David L. O'Malley

David L. O’Malley

David L. Omalley, age 28, was arrested after running towards a black male in front of 2353 S. 7th st.  While running after the male, Omalley continued to yell, “Get that nigger”.  According to Springfield Police Officers, Omalley also swung a closed fist and struck the black male victim in the side of the head.

Omalley was booked into the Sangamon County Jail and released on a $500 cash bond.

Currently the Sangamon County States Attorney’s office has not filed charges against Omalley for this incident.

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BBQ Shooter says he was acting in self-defense; Bond set at $750,000

Jermal Oneal

Jermal Oneal

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014 a 47 year old man was shot in the face around 8 pm. during a cookout.  The suspect Jermel Oneal, age 39, is currently in the Sangamon County Jail facing charges of Attempted 1st degree murder and Aggravated Unlawful use of a weapon.

Springfield Police credits four witnesses who were able to describe in detail the shooting.  After the witnesses described the shooting, Springfield Police Detectives were able to secure a warrant and Oneal was captured by the U.S. Marshals.

Once Oneal was arrested, he told officers that the victim “advanced on him.”  Officers are currently saying that the 47 year old victims status is “grave.”

According to records, Oneal bond has been set at $750,000 by a Sangamon County Judge.

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Shots fired and attempted robbery on Pope Street in Springfield, IL

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Officers are currently investigating an attempted robbery and shots fired call.  Officers were dispatched to Pope Street after what witnesses described as six to seven gun shots and a possible robbery.  Officers were able to meet up with the suspects on 17th and South Grand.  Officers ordered the suspects out of the vehicle at gun point and blocked South Grand off until the suspects were in custody.  A women at the house where the vehicle pulled up, told officers that the suspects had came over to “just chill”.

At this time, a Springfield Leaks source says that they were able to get a positive identification on the driver but the investigation is ongoing.

Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks for updates.

 

 

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Fatal shooting in Springfield IL; Names released

A fatal shooting occured yesterday is Springfield, IL around 8:37 p.m. In the 2400 block of Ladley. 

Two males were shot.  17 year old Deandre M. Atkinson was fatally killed.  The other male individual, Robert L. Giles was injured. 

At this time, Springfield Leaks is working on further details.  Stay with us for further information.

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Ernie Slottag announces that he is running for Ward 8 Alderman in Springfield, IL

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Ernie Slottag

Today on the Ray Lytle show for WTAX Radio, former City of Springfield Spokesperson Ernie Slottag announced that he is running for Alderman of Ward 8. 

The current Alderman for Ward 8 in Springfield, Illinois is Kris Theilan.

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