Man seen walking around Manual High arrested for gun-related offenses

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Generic Arrest(Monticello Police department)
Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 11:14 PM CST
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A 19-year-old man who was seen walking around Manual High School on Thursday has been arrested for several gun-related offenses.

On Friday, Peoria police said officers who were monitoring the high school during dismissal on Thursday noticed George Lewis and another man walking around campus just before 3 p.m.

The officers approached them. Police say that’s when Lewis ran away while holding something in his waistband.

Lewis was caught on West Lincoln.

Officers searched his path and found a loaded firearm that was listed as stolen.

Lewis was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting police, and unlawful possession of a handgun by a person under 21.

Lewis was taken to the Peoria County Jail.