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Posted on: May 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 5/11/23 Felon Poss. Weapon/Armed Violence/WOF

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at approximately 3:39 p.m. Members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) located a vehicle associated with a wanted subject.
Officers followed the vehicle and observed it come to a stop at a business in the 2600 block of SW Jefferson. Two adult subjects identified as 25-year-old Je Ryan D. Porter and 32-year-old Randi J. Wyatt were inside the vehicle.
Police approached the vehicle and detained both subject without incident.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun with an extended magazine and illegal drugs inside.
Both subjects were transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested.
Porter was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by Felon, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Armed Violence, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (2-counts), Possession of Methamphetamine and a Warrant on File.
Wyatt was arrested for two Warrants on File.
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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