URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A man who incited a 2020 riot at Market Place Mall in Champaign has admitted to stealing from one of its stores.
Shamar N. Betts, 20, is the person who posted on Facebook on the morning of May 31, 2020 to try and get people to show up for a riot. He told people to bring items including “friends, family, posters, bricks, bookbags, etc.”
Betts pleaded guilty to that crime in federal court. He was caught in June of 2020 after fleeing to Mississippi.
According to The News-Gazette, Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz told