Streator man arrested in Livingston County meth bust; Peoria man remains at-large

Police say Peoria man fled, striking a deputy

Jerome Alexander Jr

A Streator man was arrested Wednesday in a Livingston County drug bust that resulted in an emergency alert being sent out to the public. The Peoria man, who police said fled and struck a deputy, however, remains at-large.

Dangelo Williams of Streator was arrested after police said more than 263.1 grams of methamphetamine and a vehicle were seized as evidence. He is charged with delivering more than 15 grams of meth, which is a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison. He is in Livingston County Jail on a bond set at $150,000.

Dangelo Williams

Jerome Alexander Jr. of Peoria is wanted after police said he fled and struck a La Salle County deputy with his vehicle, causing minor injury. Along with being wanted for striking a deputy, Alexander Jr. is suspected of delivering meth, striking a squad car (pushing it out of the way), fleeing and eluding, damaging private property, and then fleeing the scene on foot in the Sylvan Lane area of Streator, La Salle County Sheriff Adam Diss said.

Williams was arrested after a brief chase on foot.

Alexander is described as a Black man who is 5-foot-8 and was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. The public is advised to not approach him and to call 911 if found.

The Livingston County Proactive Unit, Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, Livingston County detectives, La Salle County detectives and patrol, Streator K-9 and patrol, LCSP patrol, Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Air OPS, Vermilion Valley Regional Emergency Communications and the Livingston County State’s Attorney assisted in the arrest and pursuit.