Springfield Police arrest convicted felon on gun charges


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield Police arrested a man on gun charges Thursday night.

Officers learned a convicted felon had a gun. They found him on a porch on Matheny, near North 17th.

Police said when they approached Jeremy Banks he tried to run. He was arrested and police found a loaded gun in his pocket.

Banks is facing several charges, including unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and resisting arrest.

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