3 arrested on weapon, drug charges in Springfield | Top Stories

Shortly before midnight, members of the Street Crimes Unit of the Springfield Police Department found a vehicle that was trying to escape officers on the 1200 block of South Dirksen Parkway.

There were three people in the vehicle, Jerry E. Broomfield (18), Michael A. Smith (27) and Michael A. Benning (18).

During a search of the vehicle, officials said they found a loaded Glock 9mm pistol, prescription pills, cannabis and cash.

Smith, Benning and Broomfield have been arrested and are currently in Sangamon County Jail until they are charged by the Sangamon County Attorney’s Office.

Broomfield was arrested for illegal possession of a gun by a convicted criminal, illegal possession of a gun by a gang member, possession of stolen firearms, possession of firearms – no FOID, and delivery of cannabis.

Smith was arrested for armed violence, illegal possession of a gun by a convicted criminal, illegal possession of a gun by a gang member, possession of stolen firearms, possession of a firearm – no FOID, and manufacture and supply of controlled substances.

Benning was arrested for armed violence, illegal possession of a gun by a gang member, possession of stolen firearms, possession of firearms – not a FOID – and Morgan County arrest warrant for possession of controlled substances.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8311 and / or Sangamon / Menard County Crime Stoppers at 217.788.8427.

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