PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police recovered a Sig Sauer pistol Thursday that was stolen during a 2020 burglary at the Pinnacle Gun and Ammo shop.
The burglary originally happened on June 1, 2020.
Police records revealed the firearm was recovered during a traffic stop on N. Easton Place. Officers pulled over a vehicle speeding on N. Gale Avenue and I-74, and as they approached the vehicle, they spotted open cannabis in the vehicle’s center console.
After investigating, a magazine and the stolen gun were also recovered in the backseat.
Officers arrested 28-year-old Brandon Ellis for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, not having a FOID card, possession of a stolen firearm, possession and delivery of cannabis between 500-2,000 grams, and armed violence.
Also arrested was Demario Gordon, 29, the driver of the vehicle.
He was cited for speeding 15-20 over the posted speed limit, driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle, and possession of cannabis by a driver between 500 and 2,000 grams.
Both men have been booked in the Peoria County Jail.