John Carmean Obituary, Death – The victim of a stabbing that took place on January 3 in Danville was identified as John R. Carmean, 35, according to Duane Northrup, the coroner for Champaign County, who was in charge of the investigation. On January 4, 2019, police in Danville took Jesse Landers into jail and charged him with first-degree murder in connection with the event. The charge stems from the fact that Landers was the suspect in the homicide. On January 3, at approximately 9:21 p.m., officers from the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Harmon Street after receiving a report of a person lying in the street. According to the Deputy Police Chief Josh Webb, the incident was investigated after the officers arrived at the scene. When the police came, they found that Carmean had a cut on his neck that seemed to have been caused by a knife.
Carmean allegedly told Webb that he went to the police and claimed that another man had stabbed him, but he was unable to provide any other information since he was getting medical treatment for his wound at the time. Carmean was reportedly sent to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for further treatment; however, he was declared dead at 9:42 in the morning on January 4, according to Northrup. On January 6th, an autopsy was scheduled to be carried out on the deceased. This information was uncovered by the authorities as a consequence of a subsequent investigation, which uncovered the fact that Carmean had been involved in a verbal argument with the suspect. Webb claims that the disagreement became violent, and that Carmean was subsequently stabbed as a result of the altercation.
The suspect, who has been identified as Landers, 41, from Danville, was discovered by the cops roaming around the intersection of Woodbury Street and Chandler Street. Chandler Street is located on the west side of Woodbury Street. At that place, he was taken into custody by law enforcement. Following an examination of the available evidence, the State’s Attorney’s Office for Vermilion County came to the conclusion that Landers should be charged with murder in the first degree. At the meanwhile, he is being held in the Danville Public Safety Building in preparation for his arraignment in the Vermilion County Court, which will take place on January 30 at 2:30 p.m. and is scheduled to take place there.