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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Man Charged in Fatal Car Accident

February 16, 2024, Peoria, IL – Today, Vanda C. Terrell, 51, was charged for causing a car accident Wednesday night that took the life of 46-year-old Wardrick Millburn of Peoria. Terrell, who remains hospitalized, was charged with Aggra...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

80-Year Sentence Given in Murder Case

 February 16, 2024, Peoria, IL – In a sentencing hearing today, Jeremy Moore Jr., 21, received 80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his part in the murder of Jerry Snipes Jr., 17, in October 2021. Snipes was s...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Upcoming Holiday

The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Animal Protection Services (PCAPS), and Highway Department offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

The Peoria City/County Health Department offices will not be affected by the holid...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Charges Filed Where Stray Bullet Struck Squad Car

February 8, 2024, Peoria, IL –Today, Donte A. Wright, 25, was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Armed Habitual Criminal stemming from a shooting on Gale Avenue on January 26. No one was injured in the shooting, but a st...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Man Found Guilty of Murdering Wife and 8-Year-Old Son

February 7, 2024, Peoria, IL – Today, Rickey J. Payne, 35, was found guilty during a three-day jury trial for murdering his wife, Quardreka Payne, and his 8-year-old stepson, Cael Thornton. It took the jury about two and a half hours to...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Teen Charged in Thwarted School Shooting Threat

February 5, 2024, Peoria, IL – Thanks to quick action from Peoria Police Detectives and a tip from another county, a possible school shooting by a Peoria teen has been stopped. Peoria Police Detectives received a tip that a group of tee...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Inmate Threatens Judge, New Charge Filed

February 1, 2024, Peoria, IL – An inmate who was detained in the county jail earlier this week for firing a gun into a house, now faces an additional charge for threatening the Peoria County Judge who kept him there. This past Monday, T...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Two Charged in Facebook Marketplace Armed Robbery that Resulted in Robber’s Death

January 27, 2024, Peoria, IL – Two men, Sontarrius Williams, 27, and Jalyn Branscumb, 18, were charged with Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony, for a foiled Facebook Marketplace armed robbery on January 15 that left one man dead. The State...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 22, 2024

County Facilities Closed 1/22

The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria County Election Commission, Peoria County Animal Protection Services lobby, Peoria City/County Health Department offices, and the Highway Department office buildings are closed today, Ja...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Defendant Guilty of 2021 4th of July Murder

January 18, 2024, Peoria, IL – Today, Eric R. Jackson, 20, was found guilty during a three-day jury trial for First Degree Murder and two counts of Aggravated Battery for a 2021 4th of July shooting in the North Valley that left one man...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 15, 2024

County Facilities and Courts Open January 16

Peoria County facilities will be open on Tuesday, January 16. This includes courts scheduled for session in the 10th Judicial Circuit in Peoria County Courthouse.

State's Attorney News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Peoria County Facilities Closed Monday, January 15 for MLK Holiday

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The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Election Commission, City/County Health Department, and Highway Department offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Murderer Given 80-Year Sentence

December 28, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Lionell L. Harris, 31, received 80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the shooting death of Daryl Keller, 36, on November 19, 2018, in Peoria’s south end. During the tria...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 27, 2023

14-Year-Old Previously Charged with Murder Transferred to Adult Court

December 27, 2023, Peoria, IL – Last Friday, a Peoria County judge granted the State’s Petition to Transfer to Adult Court for a 14-year-old who was previously charged with murder. Byron A. Jarvis will now be tried as an adult...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Peoria County Holiday Closures

Offices across Peoria County will have varying closures throughout the remainder of 2023, plus all offices will be closed on January 1, 2024. Please see below for dates and other notes.

Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Election Com...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Father Convicted of Murdering Eight-Year-Old Son

December 15, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney's office convicted Brandon R. Walker, 42, of First Degree Murder in the death of his eight-year-old son, Navin Jones. Navin ha...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Mom Pleads to Son’s Murder

December 7, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Stephanie L. Jones, 37, pled guilty to one count of First Degree Murder in the death of her eight-year-old son, Navin Jones.  State’s Attorney, Jodi Hoos, handled the plea and mad...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Peoria County Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Election Commission, Highway Department offices, and all Peoria City/County Health Department offices are closed this upcoming Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023. As regularly ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Juvenile Charged as an Adult for Shooting Near Manual High

November 16, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Jimichael Brown, 16, was charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, for shooting a 17-year-old male in the leg near Manual High School on November 9.  Due to his age and the charge...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Man Charged with Murder and Denied Pre-Trial Release

November 14, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Donte Agnew, 21, was charged over the weekend with First Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, for shooting and killing Davion Parker, 18, on February 11, 2023, at the Lexington Hills Apartment Complex. T...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Charges Filed in Shooting of Big Al’s Bouncer

October 26, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, a Peoria Man, Tywahnn K. Tillman, 35, was charged with Attempt First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Weapon for a shooting that occurred early Mond...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Woman Charged with Murder for Monday Morning Shooting

October 18, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria woman, TNashia S. Wash, 18, was charged with First Degree Murder for shooting and killing her boyfriend, Roderick Richardson, 30, early Monday morning in the 1200 block of N. Ellis.

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

First Degree Murder Charge Filed in Gas Station Shooting

October 15, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Amorta I. Nelson, 25, has been charged this weekend with First Degree Murder for shooting and killing Antonio Hardy, 33, on September 18 while Hardy was getting gas near the intersection of Sh...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Peoria County Files to Intervene in CO2 Pipeline Case

September 27, 2023, Peoria, IL – Peoria County has filed a petition to intervene in the case involving a company that plans to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline in the county.  In Case Number 23-0475 before the Illinois Com...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

First of Three Co-Defendants Found Guilty of Murder

September 27, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Jeremy Moore Jr., 20, of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, for shooting and killing Jerry...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Man Found Guilty of Killing Girlfriend and Then Setting Her on Fire to Cover It Up

September 20, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Tahir J. Goodman, 29, of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, and Aggravated Arson, a Class ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Murder Charges Filed on 14-year-old Who Shot Teen in the Head in Broad Daylight

September 12, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed three counts of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, against the 14-year-old who shot and killed a Peoria teen last mont...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Man Charged in Shooting at West Peoria Bar

September 11, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Anthony T. Gates, 43, was charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, for a shooting Saturday night at Mikes Tavern in West Peoria that injured a male employee. The victim told deputies wit...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Man Charged in Escape from County Jail

September 7, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Cory W. Bragg, 34, was charged with Escape, a Class 2 Felony, and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, a Class 4 Felony, for his escape from the Peoria County Jail Tuesday night.  The judge set...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Peoria Woman Indicted in Stabbing Death

September 5, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, the Peoria County Grand Jury indicted Cathy A. Logan on First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, for last month’s stabbing death of Tanazisha Green, 26. On August 10, Peoria Police responde...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Labor Day

The Peoria County Courthouse, Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria City/County Health Department, Highway Department office, and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. These off...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Murder Charge Filed for Deadly Weekend Shooting

August 30, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Jared R. Williams, 17, was charged with First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, in the shooting death of Mason R. Loy, 21, that occurred over the weekend at Laramie Liquors. On Saturday night, deputie...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Life Sentence Given in Gruesome Beating Death of Ex-Girlfriend

August 24, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Christopher J. Sanders, 45, received the maximum sentence of natural life in prison in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the ruthless and heinous beating death of his ex-girlfriend, Mona R. ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Son Charged with Murdering Mother

 

August 23, Peoria, IL – Today, Avion Tapia, 17, was charged with First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, in the strangulation death of his mother, Vanessa Tucker, 36.  An autopsy confirmed that Tucker died of asphyxiat...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

55 New Counts Filed in Case of Doctor Who Hid Video Camera in Hospital Employee Bathroom

Today, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office added fifty-five new counts of Unlawful Video Recording, Class 4 Felony, on Henry Chang for hiding a video camera in an employee bathroom at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.  ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 11, 2023

OSF Doctor Charged for Hiding a Video Camera in Hospital Employee Bathroom

August 11, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria doctor was charged today with Unlawful Video Recording, a Class 4 Felony, after placing a video camera in an employee bathroom at OSF hospital that recorded multiple female employees using the bath...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Online Traffic Payment “Plead & Pay” Launching in Peoria County

August 10, Peoria, IL – In a joint venture, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office and Peoria County Circuit Clerk’s Office are excited to announce a new online payment option for minor traffic tickets...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: August 4, 2023

Charges Filed for Dogs Left on Boat in Illinois River

August 4, 2023, Peoria, IL – Charges were filed today against three people who left several dogs kenneled inside a boat on the Illinois River earlier this month. Amanda Oneill, 23, Kourtney Recaldini, 19, and Jacob Bees, 22, were charge...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Man Sentenced to 69 Years for New Year’s Day Murder

July 14, 2023, Peoria, IL – In an emotion-filled courtroom today, Robert White was sentenced to 69 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the tragic New Year’s Day shooting of Daniella Jackson and Levi Conway. Con...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Multiple Charges Filed in Shooting Death Over Dice Game

July 9, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Ronnie Simmons, 21, was charged this weekend with First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon for a shooting Thursday night in Peoria that left one pers...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Hearing Held in Beating Death of Grandma During Schizophrenic Episode

July 6, 2023, Peoria, IL – A stipulated bench trial was held this afternoon for Cody A. Krause, 29, who was charged with killing his grandma with a hammer during a schizophrenic episode. A stipulated bench trial is similar to a regular ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Central Illinois Emergency Expo Returns July 20

The public is invited to the Central Illinois Emergency Expo on Thursday, July 20 at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie from 4-7 p.m. Numerous local emergency response agencies will display their emergency equipment in the parking lot between Dick’s S...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Man Charged for Crashing into Police Car

June 29, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Braylan Walls, 20, was charged today with two counts of Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property, and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding after nearly hitting two Peoria P...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Shooting Victim in Eye

June 29, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, in a tumultuous sentencing hearing, David E. Dillard, 27, received the maximum sentence of 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a shooting caught on camera that left an innocent bysta...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

First-Degree Murder Charge Filed in Death of Peoria Teen

A Peoria man, Tramier Pate, 23, was charged today with First-Degree Murder for shooting Omarius Gates in the back and killing him. Gates was only 14 years old.  

 

Monday night Peoria Police were called to the intersection of Richwoods and...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Independence Day

The Peoria County Courthouse, Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria City/County Health Department, Highway Department office, and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

The Peoria Cou...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Allen Schimmelpfennig Receives the Maximum Sentence in “Bodyless Murder”

Today, in a packed Peoria County courtroom Allen Schimmelpfennig, 30, was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for murdering Gabrial Cook, despite never locating his body. 

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Sentencing in DUI Crash that Killed Bartonville Teen

In an emotionally filled courtroom today, Clayton T. Bell was sentenced to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a DUI crash that took the life of Mia Duseck. The 15-year-old Bartonville teen was one of four passengers in the car that nig...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Man Found Guilty in 2022 New Year’s Day Murder

June 8, 2023, Peoria, IL –Today, a Peoria County Jury found Robert A. White, 28, of Peoria, IL, guilty of First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, in the tragic New Year’s Day shooting of Daniella Jackson, 33, and ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Man Convicted in Gruesome Beating Death of Ex-Girlfriend

June 7, 2023, Peoria, IL –Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Christopher J. Sanders, 45, of First-Degree Murder in the extremely brutal and heinous beating death of his ex...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Memorial Day

The Peoria County Courthouse, Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria City/County Health Department, Highway Department office, and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023.

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Additional Murder Charge Filed In Case Involving Minor

Additional Murder Charge Filed In Case Involving Minor 

May 19, 2023, Peoria, IL –Today the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office added one count of Second Degree Murder against the 14-year-old who threw a block of concrete at Tony Collier (50) ...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

First Degree Murder Charges Filed

A Peoria woman was charged today with two counts of First Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, in the stabbing death of James Davis, 50. Bond was set at one million dollars for Lauraine Singleton, 41, Davis’s ex-girlfriend. 

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Dog Groomer Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Princeville dog groomer was charged today with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a Class 4 Felony. Stacey Mueller, 41, is being held on a $7,500 bond and ordered to not be in possession of or handle any animals.

Thursday the Peoria County Sheriff’...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Allen Schimmelpfennig Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In “Bodyless Murder” Case

In a first of its kind, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Allen Schimmelpfennig of First Degree Murder, despite never locating the victim’s body.  This is often referre...

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