Deputy tases corrections officer
Report says man wouldn't drop knife after police find him arguing with relative
By Jesse O'Brien
PEORIA — A Peoria County corrections officer was tased and arrested by a deputy early Saturday after allegedly refusing to drop a knife when ordered.
James Berry, 24, of 610 N. Runkle St., Hanna City, was booked into Peoria County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault to a police officer.
He was released on a notice to appear for the misdemeanor charge not long after his 3:30 a.m. arrest.
Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy confirmed Berry has been placed on paid administrative leave, and an internal investigation will begin after charges have been resolved.
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