Update 3:45 p.m. Wednesday:
Colbert and Hayes made their first appearance in court on Wednesday. Colbert was charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. If convicted, each murder charge would bring a prison stay of 45 to 85 years.
Hayes is charged with obstruction of justice and mob action. Each charge has a penalty range of probation or one to six years in prison.
In court Wednesday, Champaign County Assistant State’s Attorney Regan Radtke laid out evidence for Judge Ben Dyer. Radtke said on the night of October 20, the suspects were allegedly fighting the victim outside an apartment building. Colbert allegedly pulled a gun that was stashed by her ankle and fired at the victim, hitting her in the neck. Radtke said the suspects then ran away. The prosecutor said Hayes pointed police to another woman as the shooter.
After hearing that evidence, Judge Dyer did not change the suspects’ bond which was previously set in warrants. Colbert’s bond remains at $1 million, while Hayes’ bond is $100,000.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Two arrests have recently been made in connection to an investigation of a homicide that happened at Champaign Park Apartments on October 20.
Champaign Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Kenwood Road for the report of a shooting with injuries at around 10:40 p.m. on October 20. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 19-year-old Acarrie Ingram-Triner with a life-threatening gunshot wound to her lower neck. Champaign Police and Champaign Fire rendered medical aid until Ingram-Triner was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
According to police, a dispute occurred in the courtyard area of 204 Kenwood Road, Champaign Park Apartments, and that led to Ingram-Triner being shot by Arieana Colbert. Police said Quincy Hayes, who was present during the shooting, provided false information about the incident to investigating officers and detectives.
On October 22, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for 21-year-old Arieana Colbert for the offense of murder. On the same date, an arrest warrant for the offense of obstructing justice was issued for 27-year-old Quincy Hayes. Bond on the warrant for Colbert is $1,000,000 and bond on the warrant for Hayes is $100,000. On December 8, the United States Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Colbert and Hayes.
Both Colbert and Hayes were extradited from the Cook County Jail on December 21 and are currently in custody at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office Satellite Jail awaiting further court proceedings.
People with additional information on this case can contact Champaign Police at (217) 351-4545. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at (217) 373-8477 (TIPS), online at 373tips.com or the “P3 Tips” mobile app. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.
The investigation is ongoing.