Hollingsworth Gets 3 Years in Prison for Gun Incident on Willard Street


Peoria man pleads guilty to aggravated unlawful use of a firearm and got 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (ISOC).  The remaining charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal. Jeffery Hollingsworth, 22, of Peoria accepted a plea deal for 3 years in the IDOC with day-for-day credit, 1 year Mandatory Supervised Release, credit for time served, pay fines and assessments and a Public Defender fee. Hollingsworth qualified for a waiver for waivable assessments.  Hollingsworth must report to Court Services within 30 days of release to arrange payment of the $500 balance

On January 13, 2023, the Kewanee Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Willard Street for two male subjects walking in the road that pointed a gun at a car driving by them. Jeffery Hollingsworth was found in the 500 block of Willard Street by responding officers and fled on foot. Hollingsworth ran behind Bridgeway when Officer Kazubowski pulled out his taser and commanded Jeffery Hollingsworth to stop. Hollingsworth threw a Glock 30 Gen Z 45 caliber handgun on the roof of the Bridgeway building. The gun had a bullet in the chamber when it was retrieved from the roof of the building.

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