PITTSFIELD, IL (WGEM) — Illinois State Police District 20 reported Wednesday morning that they had recovered a stolen truck-tractor and arrested a felon in possession of a firearm.
ISP stated that Jimmy Devons Coe, 38, of Springfield Missouri, was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Theft over $10,000.
The incident happened on I-72 near Barry, Illinois at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday.
ISP reported that Adams County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen truck-tractor from a local business. An Illinois State Trooper located the stolen truck-tractor driving on I-72 near milepost 17 in Pike County.
Coe was taken into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed Coe possessed a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the stolen truck-tractor.
Posted by Illinois State Police District 20 Pittsfield on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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