PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A man who injured Peoria Police officers while fleeing them in May was taken into custody Tuesday.
According to a Peoria Police press release, 23-year-old Wilbert Tuson was arrested without incident In Kewanee, IL. at 11:34 a.m. by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
On May 17, Peoria Police attempted to take Tuson into custody after locating him in a vehicle near War Memorial and Willow Knolls Drives.
Tuson fled at a high rate of speed and struck a Peoria Police squad car, which caused the driver’s side door to strike an officer. The vehicle also hit a second officer while fleeing. Both officers suffered minor injuries.
Tuson was arrested on multiple charges, including:
- 2 counts of aggravated battery to police
- No driver’s Licence
- No insurance
- Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding
- Reckless Driving
- 2 counts of disregarding a traffic control device
- Failure to signal
- Unlawful possession of cannabis
- Criminal damage to property
- Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Failure to render aid.
Tuson has been transported to the Peoria County Jail.