Quincy man receives community control for assaulting deputy

URBANA — A Quincy man was placed on community control this week for assaulting a Champaign County Sheriff’s deputy.

McBrien Wren


During a sentencing hearing Monday, Wren J. McBrien, 22, was placed on community control for two years stemming from the Sept. 20 incident.

On that date the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office along with Johnson Township and West Liberty Fire and EMS responded to a crash in the area of north State Route 560 and River Road on a report that a vehicle had struck a home before fleeing the scene.

The disabled vehicle was located on River Road. McBrien, the driver, fled from deputies on foot before he was detained a short time later.

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Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin previously said McBrien spit on a deputy and EMS provider and also kicked at other law enforcement and medical personnel. A child was found in McBrien’s vehicle and was not injured from the crash.

McBrien pleaded guilty to one count each of harassment with a bodily substance, assault, endangering children and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them in November.

As part of his sentence, McBrien was ordered to serve the first 60 days of community control in the Tri County Regional Jail, complete 150 hours of community service by Dec. 30 and his driver’s license is suspended for two years. He was also fined $1,500 and ordered to pay $2,802.80 in restitution.

If community control is revoked, McBrien faces a 22-month prison sentence.