A Peoria County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a South Peoria man for allegedly shooting another man in the head during a feud between their families last month.
Tyrone T. Hopkins, 32, of 1529 S. Faraday St. faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a weapon by a felon in connection with the shooting of Lonnie Williams, who died March 30.
Williams, 27, of Peoria was attempting to stop a fight between members of his family and those of Hopkins in the street outside 2113 W. Starr St. when he was shot, allegedly by Hopkins.
A friend of Williams, John Thomas, was shot once in the chest and also suffered a grazing shot to the neck. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Hopkins remains in custody at the Peoria County Jail on $1.5 million bond. He is to be arraigned Thursday before Circuit Judge Michael Brandt.
A South Peoria bakery was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon, making it the third armed robbery at the store in the past six weeks.
A man with a handgun entered Butternut Bread Co., 605 S. Shelley St., just after 4 p.m. and demanded money from an employee. He took off on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The bakery also was robbed Dec. 29 and Jan. 31.
Two men attempted to rob a South Peoria grocery store at gunpoint Saturday evening.
The robbers, both wearing scarves over their faces, entered North Spring Meat Market, Inc., 511 Spring St., about 7:50 p.m. and demanded money from two employees behind the counter, according to police reports.
One robber shoved one of the employees and repeatedly punched him in the face while demanding he open the register. The other robber pointed a handgun at the two employees and ordered them to get down on the ground.
The clerk who had been hit then pushed the two robbers into each other before they ran off in an unknown direction without money.
The clerk who was beat up refused medical attention, though police noted he suffered visible injuries to both his left eye and forehead.
A South Peoria woman pleaded guilty Monday to shooting at a man in January.
Cheryl Langford, 53, of 2015 W. Antoinette St. now faces either probation or up to 15 years in prison when sentenced on March 6. She remains free on bond pending that hearing.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm were dropped in return for Langford’s plea to aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Police were called to her home shortly before 5 a.m. on Jan. 4. They found Lewis R. Donley, 47, who also lives at the Antoinette Street home, shot and suffering from what police described as “life-threatening injuries.”
Assistant State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos said Langford and Donley had been married at some point and were arguing that day. The altercation turned violent, and Langford shot him six times with a .22-caliber revolver.
The prosecutor said cuts on Langford’s body, which she initially told police were caused by Donley, were actually self-inflicted.
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A South Peoria man was arrested after a gunfight at a gas station late Christmas Day.
Tuison D. Chalk, 24, of 1515 W. Widenham St. was arrested on weapons charges following the fight, which resulted in no injuries, at Circle K gas station, 2416 N. University St.
Several shots were fired inside the gas station about 11:50 p.m. before the large group of men fled in several different directions, according to police reports.
Witnesses told police one man fled on foot northbound on University, several fled southbound in a car and several others fled southbound on foot.
Minutes later, police were dispatched to the 1000 block of East Thrush Avenue, three blocks south of the gas station, on reports of several more shots fired. Chalk was arrested there and booked on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and not having a valid firearm owner’s identification card.
A Pekin man walking in a South Peoria neighborhood Thursday evening was robbed of his coat and $5 in cash at gunpoint.
The 35-year-old victim was walking in the 2900 block of West Nevada Street at about 5:40 p.m. when two men reportedly approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy drugs.
He refused the drugs, and the men demanded he give them his coat, according to police reports. When he told them no, one reportedly pulled a gun and again demanded the victim’s coat and money.
He gave the men $5 in cash and his coat before they each punched him seven or eight times and discussed which one was going to kill him, he told police. The man eventually broke free and ran. He was later treated for minor injuries at Pekin Hospital.
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South Peoria sees rash of attempted car thefts
A car thief was apparently unsuccessful with stealing four cars Saturday evening but left them with ignitions broken.
Four South Peoria residents called police to report attempted vehicle thefts, all occurring between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The steering columns were pried off on all four cars, so the ignition no longer functioned.
Two residents said the cars were parked between the 700 and 1000 blocks of Blaine Street and another was a couple of blocks away in the 1600 block of Antoinette Street. The fourth reported his car was parked in the 900 block of Greenlawn, which was within the same three-block radius.
In each case, the thief either opened an unlocked door or broke out a window to get inside the car. Damages were estimated at about $500 for each vehicle.
Police have not formally connected the cases, and no arrests had been made as of Monday.