The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that directly leads to the identification and apprehension of a man that allegedly tried to shoot a police officer Saturday night in the central Illinois town of Mahomet. Authorities are searching for 35 year old Dracy "Clint" Pendleton after he allegedly exchanged gunfire with an officer late Saturday night resulting in an injury to the officer.
Champaign County Crimestoppers is also offering a $1000 reward. According to a news release from ISP, they say Pendleton may have also been injured in the exchange. The officer was shot in the arm. It is believed Pendleton is armed with an AK-47. The Champaign County State's Attorney’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Pendleton for the charge of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer. Pendleton is described as a White, male, 35 years old, 5’10”, 155 lbs, with blue eyes and blonde hair. He may also be driving a stolen 2007 white GMC pick-up. A new photo depicting what he may look like without as much facial hair can be viewed at this story at Alton Daily News.com. If you know of his whereabouts, call your local police.