Local woman, guilty of 2021 shooting at a Peoria bar, now charged with falsifying information on FOID card application

Ronda Frye
Ronda Frye(Peoria County Jail)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 1:24 PM CDT
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CHICAGO (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A Peoria County woman was arraigned Thursday after Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office alleges she falsified information on the Firearm Owners Identification card application she submitted to State Police.

Ronda Frye, 51, is the same woman sentenced to two months in jail and four years on probation for firing a gun in April of last year at Hogs & Dogs Saloon on Farmington Road. A 73-year old man was grazed by a bullet, but wasn’t badly injured.

Raoul’s office has now charged the Edwards woman with two counts of forgery for allegedly failing to disclose a prior felony drug conviction, according to a release. The charges are Class 3 felonies punishable by up to two to five years in prison, if she’s convicted.

Frye was previously convicted of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. People who have been convicted of felonies are not eligible to receive FOID cards.

“This arraignment highlights my office’s continued work to prevent gun violence in all its forms,” Raoul said. “Individuals who lie on their firearm owner’s identification card applications in order to obtain weapons they are not legally able to possess need to be held accountable.”

“The Illinois State Police will use every tool at its disposal to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who are prohibited for any reason,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “ISP will continue to work closely with the Attorney General’s office to bring those who commit crimes to justice and help make communities safer.”

Frye has pleaded not guilty will next appear in court on September 15.

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