Man arrested after hit and run in Peoria

Bryson M. Barnes was arrested after a hit and run in Peoria Friday morning.
Bryson M. Barnes was arrested after a hit and run in Peoria Friday morning.(Peoria County Jail)
Published: Mar. 4, 2023 at 2:09 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A man is now in custody after a hit and run that happened at the intersection of Moss and MacArthur in Peoria Friday morning.

According to a news release, Peoria Police responded to the scene around 9:35 a.m. after a report of a pedestrian hit by a car. Upon arrival, the victim told police he was struck while crossing the intersection and the driver fled south on MacArthur. The victim was then taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Around 8:25 p.m. on Friday, officers were able to locate the vehicle at Lincoln and Western and make contact with the driver, who was identified as 34-year-old Bryson M. Barnes.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found a loaded handgun and illegal drugs. Barnes was then placed into custody and arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Agg. Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm Without a Valid FOID Card, Possession of Methamphetamine, Crash Injury, Failure to Render Aid and Failure to Reduce Speed.

Barnes was taken to the Peoria County Jail, where he is still in custody as of Saturday evening. He will have a bond hearing Monday at 2:00 p.m.

If you have any information regarding violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.