(PEORIA, IL) Sunday, April 23, 2023, at approximately 4:24 a.m. Peoria Police were informed that an armed subject was observed in the parking lot of a business in the 400 block of SW Jefferson.
Officers arrived at the above location and observed the subject, identified as 19-yearold Trayvis M. Coats, near a vehicle in the parking lot. Coats then entered the vehicle and drove away without activating the headlights.
traffic stop was then conducted on the vehicle at the intersection of Jefferson and William Kumpf. Officers established probable cause to search the vehicle during the stop. Coats was detained without incident.
During a search of the vehicle officers located a loaded handgun inside.
Coats was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **