(PEORIA, IL) Sunday, June 25, 2023, at approximately 12:40 a.m. Peoria Police observed a stolen vehicle in the area of Sheridan and Columbia Terrace.
Officers followed the vehicle and observed it come to a complete stop behind a residence on N. Orange Street.
officers were approaching the vehicle, the suspect, identified as 51-year-old Earnest W. Washington exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
After a brief foot pursuit, officers apprehended Washington without further incident.
During a search of the vehicle officers located two handguns and illegal drugs.
Washington was arrested for Aggravated UUW, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, No FOID, Armed Violence, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Obstructing Police, Resisting Arrest, and an Outstanding Warrant.
Washington was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **