Two individuals have been arrested in relation to incidents at Crusens

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PEORIA, Ill. — Two arrests have been made in connection to two people being stabbed and a gun being found on the dance floor at the Crusens on Farmington Road in West Peoria early Friday morning.

27-year-old Justin Wills of Peoria has been taken into custody, according to Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell. He has been arrested on preliminary charges of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Reckless Conduct.

Sheriff Asbell says a deputy was flagged down at 12:37 a.m. Friday for a stabbing victim with a large laceration. Inside Crusens, a second victim was found with multiple stab wounds. Authorities say both victims were taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

One of the victims identified the suspect, who is a mutual friend.

21-year-old Brody W. Jenkins was taken into custody in relation to a report of a loaded firearm on the dance floor around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

Sheriff Asbell said detectives were made aware of a social media post which showed a man holding a handgun inside the bathroom in Crusens.

Jenkins was arrested for possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a valid foid card, and reckless conduct.

The Sheriff’s Office said the two incidents do not appear to be related.

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