Man wanted after fleeing from Peoria Police, injuring officers

Wilbert Tuson
Wilbert Tuson(Peoria Police Department)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 12:32 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A man is wanted by Peoria Police for fleeing from Peoria Police and causing minor injuries to officers, among other incidents.

Wilbert Tuson, 23, is described as a black man, around 5 feet 9 inches tall and 135 pounds.

He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, according to Peoria Police.

Peoria Police were conducting an investigation into the whereabouts of Tuson at around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday when officers located an associated vehicle with the help of the license plate reader system parked in the 3900 block of West War Memorial Drive.

He was observed in the driver’s seat of the parked vehicle when officers converged in an attempt to take him into custody for previous criminal incidents.

He fled in the vehicle at high speeds, then struck a squad car, causing the driver’s side door to hit an officer.

He then hit another officer.

Both received minor injuries. Officers did not pursue at that time.

The vehicle was located unoccupied a short time later in the 3700 block of West Hedgehill. Cannabis and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle which was later impounded.

Tuson is wanted for this incident and others.

Anyone with information regarding this is asked to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000

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