Peoria police arrest alleged assault suspect

Myriece Byrd is in custody after allegedly threatening a victim with a gun.
Myriece Byrd is in custody after allegedly threatening a victim with a gun.(WEEK)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 3:12 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A man is in custody after allegedly threatening a victim with a gun at a local business.

According to a release by the Peoria Police Department, officers were dispatched to a business on North Knoxville regarding a 911 hang-up call around 4:40 a.m Sunday. The victim told police he had an argument with a man identified as Myriece L. Byrd, 20, who pulled a gun on him.

Police soon located Byrd’s vehicle on West Forrest Hill, and a traffic stop was conducted on West Gilbert. Byrd was taken into custody without incident. Officers found a loaded firearm and full magazine during a search of the suspect’s vehicle.

Byrd was arrested for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and No FOID. He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.