Man arrested after alleged hate crime

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 2:37 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2022 at 4:05 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Peoria Police arrested a man for aggravated battery, armed robbery and hate crime Tuesday for his role in an alleged attack on another.

Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says that on Monday, August 22, at around 8:08 p.m., police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wayne Street about a man being struck by a vehicle - and later left the scene.

A man was located with visible bruises and cuts on his body. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man told police he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the 700 block of Northeast Adams - telling police a man exited the vehicle, attacked him and fled.

That man was later identified as Jaylan J. Appleberry, 27.

Appleberry was located Tuesday, September 6, at around 4:29 p.m. driving the vehicle police say was used in the hit-and-run in the area of John Gwynn and Richard Pryor.

Appleberry was taken into custody without incident during a subsequent traffic stop.