Peoria Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Aug 15, 2019

A Peoria man was arrested Thursday for attempted murder in connection with a shooting earlier this month.

Peoria Police Lt. Michael Boland said an investigation led them to believe Breon Jones, 27, was the suspect in the August 6 shooting of a 38-year-old man in the 2900 block of N. Peoria Ave. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries. The Illinois Department of Corrections issued a parole violation warrant. 

On Wednesday, police spotted Jones and Prentice Augusta, 28, driving in the 2700 block of W. Lake. Police officers swarmed the men when they exited their vehicle. Jones was arrested after trying to flee on foot.

Boland said Augusta was also arrested for threatening police and trying to interfere with Jones' arrest. Boland said he was carrying a pistol.

Another gun was later found in the vehicle by police. 

Jones was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Augusta was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

The shooting remains under investigation.