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Posted on: March 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 3/4/23 Hit and Run Arrest

(PEORIA, IL) Friday, March 3, 2023, at approximately 9:35 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the intersection of Moss and MacArthur on a report of a pedestrian hit by a car.
When officers arrived, they located the pedestrian who told police he was struck while crossing the intersection at the above location. The victim also told police that the driver fled south on MacArthur. The victim was then transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During the course of the investigation officers located the vehicle with the assistance of a License Plate Recognition Camera. (LPR) 
At approximately 8:25 p.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit located the suspect’s vehicle at Lincoln and Western and made contact with the driver, identified as 34-year-old Bryson M. Barnes.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun and illegal drugs inside. Barnes was placed into custody and subsequently arrested for Unlawful 
Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm Without a Valid FOID Card, Possession of Methamphetamine, Crash Injury, Failure to Render Aid and Failure to Reduce Speed.
Barnes 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. **

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