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Peoria police make arrest for Wednesday stabbing

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Peoria (HOI) -- Peoria police arrested a man in connection to a stabbing after he surrendered to East Peoria authorities Wednesday, according to a news release.

Authorities say they responded to Shelley and Antoinette after a caller said a vehicle hit a pole and drove off and there may have been a stabbing. Police found evidence of a crime, but the victim and vehicle were gone.

Less than 10 minutes later, at 7:23 p.m., officers found a male with a stab wound in an alley near Bryan and Jefferson. He's still in critical condition as of Thursday night.

Police say their investigation led them to William Force, 48. Force turned himself in to East Peoria police Wednesday night and was taken across the river and booked after an interview.

Police did not say what led to the stabbing. Force was arrested for aggravated battery.

Bobby Oler @bobbyoler

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