A truck driver is being held on a $2 million bond after shooting out car windows with a slingshot.
The suspect, 53-year-old truck driver Kevin Lee Casey, has allegedly been shooting out the windows of cars traveling along Interstate 74 in Champaign County, Illinois since March, but was brought into custody on Friday, June 1st after being caught in the act of slingshotting a metal ball bearing through the driver’s side sliding door of a minivan traveling along I-74, shattering the window.
Prior to June 1st, Casey shot out the windows of multiple mini-vans, all along I-74, and even inadvertently injured a three year old boy as the shattered window glass fell and cut his face, reported the News Gazette.
The victims involved in the slingshot incidents reported seeing a white semi truck near them at the time of the incident, so police turned to “camera footage from ISP, IDOT, and local business cameras,” to find the culprit, obtaining a license plate number from the footage and tracing it back to Casey.
At the time of Casey’s arrest, police were observing him as they prepared to serve him a warrant allowing them to search his rig, but quickly jumped into action when they witnessed him shoot out yet another window.
Once Casey was brought into the station, he admitted to using metal ball bearings to shoot out the windows of random mini-vans, which he says he targeted specifically for their large, easy to hit windows.
Casey is currently facing charges of criminal damage to property, aggravated battery in a public place, and aggravated battery to a child.
His bond has been set at a high $2 million after the judge learned of Casey’s previous record- sexual assault of a child in 1998 and domestic battery in 1994, for which he served 15 years in jail.