Two Peoria men have been presented in federal court in Peoria after they were arrested on charges alleging that they have stolen 53 guns from Central Illinois licensed firearms dealers since Christmas Day 2019. The two men are Terrence M. Daniels, 19, and James D. Woolfolk, 20. Both of the Peoria men are charged in the burglary of six licensed firearms dealers in five counties.
According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Daniels and Woolfolk burglarized and stole guns from licensed firearms dealers in the Illinois counties of Tazewell, Woodford, Logan, McLean, and Bureau. The details of the burglaries are:
- 25, 2019: Midwestern Firearms Company, 829 E. Camp St., East Peoria. Police were alerted at approximately 3:20 a.m. Ten firearms were stolen;
- 23, 2020: Midwestern Firearms Company, 829 E. Camp St., East Peoria. Police were alerted at approximately 2:08 a.m. Six firearms were stolen;
- 27: Freedom Sports Shop, 146 W. Front St., El Paso. Police were dispatched at approximately 12:25 a.m.; however, no firearms were stolen;
- 27: Pekin Gun and Sporting Goods, 281 Derby St., Pekin. Police were dispatched at approximately 1:40 a.m. 13 firearms were stolen;
- 27: Tactical Bunker, 127 S. Sangamon St., Lincoln. Police were dispatched when the business owner arrived to find that the business had been burglarized. Six firearms were stolen;
- 29: Guns and Glory, 117 E. Center St., LeRoy. Police were dispatched at approximately 1:39 a.m. Nine firearms were stolen; and,
- March 4: LZ Resale, 120 E. St. Paul St., Spring Valley. Police were dispatched at approximately 1:31 a.m. Nine firearms were stolen.
U.S. Attorney John Milhiser said: “Stolen guns frequently get into the hands of dangerous criminals, resulting in deadly consequences. We will continue to work with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively prosecute those who help put guns in the wrong hands.”