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Saturday morning standoff at Peoria home leads to three arrests


Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 3:27 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Police say a standoff involving an armed suspect barricaded inside a Peoria home led to three arrests Saturday morning.

39-year-old Billy Braswell, 46-year-old Wayne Boley, and 40-year-old Erik Davidson were arrested on various charges.

Just after 6:00 a.m., police responded to the 2700 block of West Arlington Avenue - near the corner of South Ligonier Street - where two males forced their way into the home armed with handguns. Police say they were looking for a resident.

Police say the subjects were peeking out the windows and appeared to be barricading the entrance. When police called the subjects to exit the house, three of them exited willingly while a fourth - who was apparently armed - refused and stayed inside the home.

A Special Response Team was activated, and after two hours of failed negotiations, the team made entry and the male was taken into custody without incident.

Davidson was arrested for criminal trespassing, an outstanding Peoria County felony drug possession warrant, and a Tazewell County warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm.

Braswell was arrested for an outstanding Peoria County traffic warrant.

Boley was arrested for criminal trespassing and an outstanding Woodford County traffic warrant.

All three men were transported to the Peoria County Jail, and police are asking anyone with information regarding any related incidents to contact the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521, CrimeStoppers anonymously, or the tip411 app.

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