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Posted on: September 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 9/25/23 Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Resisting

(PEORIA, IL) Sunday, September 24, 2023, at approximately 1:44 a.m. Peoria Police observed a wanted subject sitting inside a parked vehicle in the 2200 block of W. Humboldt.
When officers approached the vehicle they placed the male driver, identified as 35-year-old Desean E. Jackson, under arrest without incident.
The passenger of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Amorta Nelson, attempted to flee as officers detained him. Nelson physically resisted the officer’s efforts to place him into custody. While officers were attempting to place Nelson into custody, he produced a loaded handgun from his person. Officers were able to disarm Nelson and place him into custody.
Nelson was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Firearm without a valid FOID Card, Resisting Police, Theft, and an active warrant.
Jackson was arrested for two active warrants.
Both subjects were 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. **

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