Knox County announced the formation of a Violent Crime Task Force less than a week ago, and the group is already yielding results.
The Galesburg Police Department said the task force has arrested four people on a variety of charges:
- Davon C Barber, 25, is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of a Firearm with Defaced Markings (serial number scratched off)
- Orlando J Hernandez, 24, is accused of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
- Treamon L Turner, 21, is accused of Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Use of Weapons, and Intimidation
- Jarvis M Lewis, 27, is accused of the Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis over 500 grams, Possession of Cannabis over 500 grams, and Obstructing Justice
Authorities said they formed the task force to address an increase in violent crime in Galesburg.
The task force includes members of the Galesburg Police Department, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, the Knox County State’s Attorney’s office, Illinois State Police, and the FBI division based in Springfield.