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4 arrested after gun-toting photos posted on social media


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Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 2:59 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - 4 people were arrested Wednesday, January 26, after being surveilled by Peoria Police because of several social media posts of subjects displaying handguns.

Peoria Police were conducting surveillance of a residence because of these social media posts, according to a department release.

One of the subjects was also wanted in previous Peoria Police cases.

The four arrested were:

  • 20-year-old Stevie A. Linwood III for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a handgun under 21, No F.O.I.D., Possession of a Firearm by a Gang Member, and Escape.
  • 19-year-old Dayvell A. Faulkner for Aggravated Unlawful use of a Weapon, Possession of a handgun under 21, No F.O.I.D., Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Obstructing Justice.
  • 20-year-old Akyran D. Dennis for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a handgun under 21, No F.O.I.D., Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Obstructing Identification.
  • 18-year-old El Fuego T. Brown for Armed Robbery in connection with PPD case #21-20725 and Obstructing Police in connection to PPD case #21-23780.

At 8:30 P.M., observed the subjects leaving the residence and enter a vehicle. The vehicle was followed and then located parked in front of a local business. Officers of the special investigation division entered the business and detained all four subjects and seized a total of three handguns. The guns recovered were two Glock handguns with fully loaded 30 round magazines and a round in the chamber, and one Springfield handgun (Stolen Firearm) with 15 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.

Officers also seized 20 controlled substance pills, the release said.

“As I have stated before, we will not tolerate violence in our community.,” Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria said. “This is just another example of the Peoria Police Departments’ promise to safeguard our community and arrest those that intend to commit crimes in our city.”

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