Man arrested for weapons offenses, warrants during traffic stop

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Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 1:53 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A man was arrested on numerous weapons offenses and warrants after a traffic stop early Friday morning.

Peoria Police say Jason R. Vance, 39, was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, driving on a suspended license and two warrants on file.

The arrest comes after a traffic stop at around 2:14 a.m. Friday at Newman and Mission.

A handgun was located near the driver, identified as Vance, as officers approached the vehicle.

Police say the firearm was loaded and previously reported stolen.

Three people in the vehicle were removed and detained without incident.

Vance was taken to the Peoria County Jail.