Wednesday, January 6, 2010

William Earl Champion Arrested, Charged With Domestic Violence...

Stock photo by Hillside Chronicles
This information has been circulating by text among North Minneapolis movers and shakers, and I want to make sure this blog gets the story out first. William Earl Champion, born February 13, 1962, is in the custody of Hennepin County. This fact has been confirmed by examining the on-line sheriff's roster, click here for a link.

Champion is charged with "Assault/Domestic," and held pending $75,000 bail. He is also charged with "Burglary 1st Degree Assault in person in build/on property" and "domestic assault by strangulation." He was arrested on January 2, 2010.

It is not confirmed whether William Earl Champion is the relative of any prominent state politician with the same surname.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the point to this post? Other than the person having that last name, the arrest info is pointless.

Johnny Northside said...

If it's so pointless, why were prominent Northsiders buzzing about it before it was even published?

Johnny Northside said...

Additional info comes my way that a prominent North Minneapolis reverend has visited Mr. Champion at the jail.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

I'm going to have to agree with anon 1:02 here.

That prominent northsiders were buzzing about this doesn't automatically make it newsworthy. Even if the perp is related to our state rep, that doesn't seem to matter much unless Rep. Champion was involved in some way.

It's your blog and I just write guest posts, but that's my two cents.

Anonymous said...

Well, the district court website shows that a Willaim Earl Champion, DOB 2/13/1962, has been in considerable trouble with the law for years. Regardless of his relatives, just a sad waste of a life.

http://pa.courts.state.mn.us/CaseSearchResults.aspx?SearchLinkIndex=1

AKL

veg*nation said...

ok, doesn't this blog routinely cover all kinds of things, like hula hoop contests and video game contests? what's with the sudden insistence on a litmus test for newsworthiness that every post has to meet?

Johnny Northside said...

This individual is a thug and I choose to highlight his recent (alleged) thuggish acts. I have no evidence in front of me whether he is related to any politician with the same surname.

Here is part of his criminal record, more to follow...


27-CR-88-902234
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
08/02/1988
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
KIDNAPPING
FALSE IMPRISONMENT
KIDNAPPING
FALSE IMPRISONMENT

27-CR-89-063252
CHAMPION, EDWARD ODELL
12/17/1959
12/18/1989
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
ATTEMPTED 5TH DEG POSSESS OF CONTRL SUBST-COCAINE/CRACK

27-CR-89-900664
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
05/26/1989
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
UNL POSS SCH 2 NARC CT SUB (COCAINE)

27-CR-89-900777
CHAMPION, EDWARD ODELL
12/17/1959
06/07/1989
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
UNL POSS SCH 2 NARC CT SUB (COCAINE)

27-CR-91-059021
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
08/14/1991
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
ASSAULT IN THE 5TH DEGREE
ASSAULT IN THE 5TH DEGREE
DISORDERLY CONDUCT

27-CR-93-008367
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
02/05/1993
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
5TH DEG POSSESS CRACK COCAINE
FALSE INFORMATION TO POLICE

27-CR-96-099965
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
11/18/1996
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FLEEING AN OFFICER

27-CR-97-042044
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
09/02/1997
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Southdale
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FALSE INFORMATION TO POLICE

27-CR-99-092404
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
09/17/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FLEEING A PEACE OFFICER IN MOTOR VEHI

Johnny Northside said...

Here is the more recent stuff, which can be characterized as relatively minor compared to the earlier stuff.

27-CR-02-029927
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
04/16/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
CONTROLLED SUB CRIME 5TH DEG-POSSESSION

27-CR-04-029407
0041327966
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
05/05/2004
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
PASSING ON RIGHT WHEN PROHIBITED

27-CR-04-060771
0041286113
0041286113
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
09/08/2004
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
UNREASONABLE ACCELERTION/EXHIBITION
SEAT-BELT REQUIRED: DRIVER

27-CR-05-024875
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
04/25/2005
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DWI 4/ALCOHOL

27-CR-06-056620
1060265608
1060265608
1060265608
1060265608
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
08/17/2006
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC WITH VEHICLE. O
IMPROPER ADDRESS OR NAME ON DRIVERS
FAIL TO PRODUCE PROOF OF INSURANCE
SEAT-BELT REQUIRED: DRIVER

27-CR-06-070357
1060567482
1060567482
1060567482
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
10/11/2006
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SEAT-BELT REQUIRED: DRIVER
FAIL TO SIGNAL FOR TURN OR LANE CHA
IMPROPER ADDRESS OR NAME ON DRIVERS

27-CR-07-107925
1070304017
1070304017
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
08/23/2007
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Equipment Violation
Amplified sound from vehicle heard 50 or more feet from vehicle.

27-CR-08-21064
1080698820
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
04/29/2008
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Park parallel to or within 12inches of curb, or parked opposite direction of traffic. Vehicle must n

27-CR-08-45712
CHAMPION, WILLIAM EARL
02/13/1962
09/11/2008
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Drive with an Alcohol Concentration of 0.08 or More-3rd Deg
Drive While Under the Influence of Alcohol-3rd Deg

Johnny Northside said...

One last minor incident, just for the sake of the complete record:


CG254414
Champion, William Earl
02/13/1962
12/03/2007
- Washington-Cottage Grove
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Under Court Jurisdiction
Traffic Regulation - Stopping/Standing/Parking Alongside/ Opposite Street Excavation/Obstruction

Johnny Northside said...

There are things being said behind the scenes which I can't yet print. That is one reason I wanted to get the story out there FIRST, because this blog likes to create the trend, not follow it.

But I've done a number of posts about "run of the mill thugs" and this post can easily fall into that category if it doesn't fit any other category.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

Vegnation has a valid point. I guess my issue is more that there seems to be an insinuation about the connection to a local politician.

Then there's the whole dilemma about exposing such acts and creating a culture where folks know that certain things will be broadcast over the internet vs. allowing offenders who made a mistake to still be productive member of society after paying the price for misdeeds.

I was just saying for the record that if it were my call, I'd have refrained from writing this post. But then again, I'm not hearing the same "behind the scenes" whispers that others are and perhaps once those are out in the open I'll change my stance.

Anonymous said...

Supposing this guy is a relative of a prominent politician. Unless you are insinuating that the guy has gotten special treatment or been let off in the past. If he is a relation, more like he's an embarrassment to the family that they can do nothing about, like Chief Dolan's sad drug addicted brother. There are actually some families who sigh in relief when they learn that a family member is in jail (better than dead).

Johnny Northside said...

Nope. Not insinuating any such thing.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1149 - good points! I agree 100% with your comment.

Keep the reporting coming JNS.

Anonymous said...

Bobby said "Uncle Billy, Why you do those things?"

Uncle Billy said "When you part of the Northside's most prominent crime family, you expected to do those things."

Anonymous said...

To Anon 2:27
They may be brothers.