Man found hanging in SPD bathroom identified

Springfield, Illinois – A man, who was found hanging and deceased at the Springfield Police Department has been identified as 33 year old Nicholas Gipson.







According to the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office, they were called to the Springfield Police Department at 800 E. Monroe shortly after 12:50am on Sunday, February 23, 2020 in reference Gipson hanging in a locked restroom stall.

Officers had to force their way into the bathroom stall to assist Gipson.

According to records, Gipson was arrested on February 22, 2020 for resisting arrest, a few hours before he was found in the bathroom at the Springfield Police Department. He was also arrested on December 7, 2019 for public indecency, a class A misdemeanor and criminal trespass to property, a class B misdemeanor. The arrest on December 7 stemmed from an incident at Cold Stone Creamery, where Nicholas was allegedly masturbating in front of employees.




Boss Playa Gang Member escapes SPD Cop Car; Slipped on ice and re-arrested in Springfield, Illinois

Jameel A. Hamilton – Age 21

Springfield, Illinois – On February 15, 2020, around 5:15 p.m., a Springfield Police Officer observed a blue Chevrolet Malibu northbound in the 3100 block of Butler st. The officer observed a black male driver of the vehicle through the front windshield.




According to the officer, through previous interactions with the driver, he was able to identify the driver as Jameel A. Hamilton, age 21. The officer knew Jameel didn’t have a valid driver’s license. The officer observed Jameel pull into a parking lot and park. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but before the officer could activate the emergency lights, he positioned his patrol car behind Jameel’s and told him to get back into the vehicle, which he refused to comply.

The officer placed Jameel into hand cuffs and placed him in the rear of the patrol car. Jameel asked the officer to crack the window because of the heat being on in the patrol vehicle. The officer also reports that while searching Jameel, prior to being placed in the patrol car, he observed a plastic baggie of suspected cannabis in his right jacket pocket which tested positive for THC.

The officer searched Jameel’s vehicle, prior to it being towed and observed a loaded magazine in the center console in plain view. When the officer searched the vehicle further, a silver over black Ruger 9mm was found under the driver’s seat.




While the officer was photographing the firearm and magazine, the officer heard the rear door of his patrol vehicle open. The officer saw Jameel run from the rear of the patrol vehicle towards Spring Meadows Apartments. The officer reported, “I continued running toward Jameel and advised him to stop a final time. He slipped on ice and tried to get back up and run before I caught up to him and detained him. His left cuff was off, so I placed it back around his left wrist.”

A woman was also a passenger in Jameel’s vehicle, and officers report that she took the vehicle keys and started walking away from officers after being ordered to return the keys. The woman was briefly detained for obstructing officers. A decision was made to let her go on the scene, without charges.

Jameel was arrested and charges were filed against him by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office for Unlawful possession of a weapon by a gang member, a class 2 felony, Escape, a class 2 felony, Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a class 2 felony, Unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a class 3 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor.

Bond has been set for Jameel at $250,000 (with 10 percent to apply – $25,000) and he was ordered by a Sangamon County Judge that if he is to bond out, he is to have no contact with any known street gang members.

According to police records, officer’s report that Jameel is a documented gang member and is listed as a member of the street gang Boss Playa (BP). Also according records, Jameel does not have a valid FOID Card.

As of Monday, February 24, 2020, Jameel is still in the Sangamon County Jail.




Breaking 02/23: Two people shot on E. Stuart St in Springfield, Illinois

Shooting in the 2100 block of E. Stuart in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois – Shortly, after 6:00 p.m., Springfield Police were called to the 2100 block of E. Stuart in reference to multiple shots being fired. One caller, called in to police to advise someone had just been shot.




Initial reports state that two victims were shot. It was confirmed that one of the victims was shot in the chest. No word yet on exact injuries for the second victim.




Suspect(s) left the scene in a Blue Saturn SUV, possible a Saturn Vue.

Both victims were taken to St. John’s Hospital.

Suspect(s) we’re not immediately taken into custody.

Both victims were conscious and alert.

Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks for further updates.




Source: Man hung himself in the bathroom at the Springfield Police Department

Springfield, Illinois – A Springfield Leaks law enforcement source has confirmed that a man, who died in the bathroom, at the Springfield Police Department was found hanging.

According to Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon, he released the following statement, “The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office was called to the Springfield Police Department at 800 E. Monroe shortly after 12:50am this morning in reference to a deceased white male located in the bathroom.”

“The identity of the deceased is being withheld until notification can be made to his family. Information obtained early on in our investigation suggests that the decedent was not in police custody, acted alone and with intent to harm himself. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Bloomington. An official cause and manner of death will be available after the autopsy.”

“This matter is still under investigation by the Springfield Police Department and the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office. At this time our hearts and prayers go out to the family. Thank you , Coroner Jim Allmon.”

If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, having a hard time, or a crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call 1-800-273-8255.

If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, having a hard time, or a crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call 1-800-273-8255.

Man found dead in bathroom at Springfield Police Department

Springfield, Illinois – The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office was called to the Springfield Police Department at 800 East Monroe shortly after 12:50am this morning in reference to a deceased white male located in the bathroom.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld until notification can be made to his family. Information obtained early on in our investigation suggests that the decedent was not in police custody, acted alone and with intent to harm himself.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Bloomington. An official cause and manner of death will be available after the autopsy. This matter is still under investigation by the Springfield Police Department and the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office.

If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, having a hard time, or a crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call 1-800-273-8255.

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Sheriff: Two victims shot last night; both victims still hospitalized

1100 block of W. Iles

Springfield, Illinois – Sangamon County Sheriff, Jack Campbell, confirmed two black males in their 20’s were shot last night in the 1100 block of W. Iles.




Both victims, who are black males, were still hospitalized as of 8:00 a.m. One victim had multiple gun shot wounds to his legs and was transported by vehicle to the hospital. His condition was listed as good as of 8:00 a.m.




The second victim had a gunshot wound to his chest and was transported by vehicle to the hospital as well. His condition as of 8:00 a.m. was listed as critical, but stable.

The Sheriff Office was brought in to investigate the shooting at the request of the Jerome Police Department.

“Numerous witnesses were interviewed last night. No suspects as of this time,” said Sheriff Campbell.




Breaking: Two people shot on W. Iles In Springfield, Illinois

1100 block of W. Iles

Springfield, Illinois – Tonight, on February 21, 2020, around 10:10 p.m., Springfield Police, Sangamon County Sheriffs and Jerome Police responded to 1100 block of W. Iles for two people shot in the road way.

Previous to dispatch receiving multiple calls for shots fired, an officer called into dispatch to report hearing 8-10 gunshots in the area.

At the W. Iles residence there was also a bullet hole in the gas meter. Springfield Fire Department also responded to the scene and they advised they turned off the gas to the residence.

Both shooting victims showed up to Memorial Hospital in separate vehicles.

At this time we are checking on the condition of both victims.

Stay tuned to this article for updates.

Update: Sheriff: Two victims shot last night; both victims still hospitalized

Crash on 9th and Enterprise in Springfield, Illinois

Crash on 9th and Enterprise

Springfield, Illinois – Today, around 3:28 p.m., Springfield Police and Springfield Fire Department responded to 9th and Enterprise for a crash.




At this time, Springfield Leaks is still gathering additional details, but on scene we were able to see a black vehicle, which appeared to have struck a pole in the parking lot of Gas Depot, which is located at 1028 N. 9th St.




According to initial reports, the caller told emergency personnel that a 38 year old female was unconscious and gasping for air.

Also at the scene, less than a block away, a red pick up truck also had damage to the front.

Stay tuned to this article for updates.




Mayor Langfelder’s statement after Son’s Arrest

Springfield Mayor, Jim Langfelder




Springfield, Illinois – Mayor Jim Langfelder released a statement after his son, Ryan Langfelder, was arrested this morning for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.




In the statement, Mayor Langfelder said, “As all parents do, we face difficult moments with our children, and we hope they learn the lessons in those instances. I am no different. As an elected official, my family is thrust in the public eye and their life – the good and the bad – also receives public attention. As prominent as my job is, I am also a husband and father. I understand people will have their own opinions about this situation. But I also know this is a reality some families go through daily throughout this community, and it is a struggle for those impacted. Right now this is going through the process, and I hope people can respect my son’s privacy. Any specific questions related to the situation may be directed to his attorney Sara Vig at 217-241-5628. Signed – Mayor Jim Langfelder.”

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Springfield Mayor’s Son threw out beer can; Admit to buying 7 bars of Xanax “on the street”

Ryan T. Langfelder – Age 24

Springfield, Illinois – On February 21, 2020 around 1:48 a.m. a Sergeant with the University of Illinois at Springfield Police witnessed Ryan T. Langfelder, age 24, run through a stop sign at 11th St. and Ernest Hemingway Dr.




The Sergeant reports that Langfelder continued to drive on the shoulder of the road and continuously cross over the solid white line at 11th and Toronto. While the Sergeant was behind Langfelder, he witnessed him throw a beer can from his vehicle to the ground.

The Sergeant pulled over Langfelder and had him perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. The Sergeant reported that Langfelder had clues of impairment from the Field Sobriety Tests. Langfelder was arrested and agreed to a breathalyzer test, which came back at .081. Illinois legal limit is .08.

Langfelder was mirandized and the Sergeant reports that he asked Langfelder about other drugs due to his high level of impairment. “Langfelder admitted to being in possession of Xanax and having taken Xanax bought on the “street” before driving,” the UIS Sergeant reports. 3/2 bars of Xanax was recovered, but while Langfelder was being questioned, he told the Sergeant that he originally had seven bars of Xanax.

Langfelder was checked by EMTs and cleared, according to report. When Langfelder was asked for a blood test, he refused and asked for a Lawyer.

Langfelder was placed under arrest and booked into the Sangamon County Jail around 4:40 a.m on charges of Driving under the influence of alcohol, a class A misdemeanor and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class 4 felony.

Bond would have been set for Langfelder this afternoon around 2:30 p.m., by a Sangamon County Judge, but a phone call was placed to have his bond set early this morning. Langfelder was released from the Sangamon County Jail at 8:27 a.m., after bond was posted in the amount of $3,000 with 10 percent to apply ($300).

According to Criminal Defense Attorney, Sara Vig, the Vig Law firm will be representing Langfelder.