Illinois State Police are on the lookout for a man they say 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.
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. Pendleton's bond is set at $5 million dollars. Pendleton has possibly stolen a 2007 white GMC pick-up truck bearing Illinois registration number 165533B. The above picture is a representative photo of the truck and not an actual photo of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call 217-384-TIPS, or by visiting www.373tips.com you do not have to give your name.