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BREAKING: Suspect arrested over Pekin standoff

Pekin Police have announced an arrest Saturday night following an hours-long standoff in a Pekin vape shop the previous day.

The suspect, now identified as Chase Bennett, 23, of Pekin, was confronted by police around 8:00pm and was arrested without incident.

Police say they received a call about a man who was armed at the Half-Vaped smoke shop off Derby street around 1:00pm Friday. Bennet fled the scene before police arrived.

He is being charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery, Criminal Trespass to Property and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mason Dowling

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