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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Four Individuals

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. – A federal grand jury returned indictments on October 19, 2021, against the following individuals:

Alante Malik Jackson, 22, of Peoria, Illinois, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. The offense occurred September 20, 2021, in Peoria County. The Peoria Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case. Jackson remains in federal custody.

John W. Beck, 54 – currently in federal custody on two counts of interference with commerce by robbery, one count of bank robbery, and one count of armed bank robbery  and was charged with attempted escape in September 2021 from the Livingston County Jail in Pontiac, Illinois. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Office, investigated the case.

Monica Renee Wright, 38, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, and at least 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. The offense occurred during or about June 2016 and continued through about March 2017. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. Wright has been released on bond.

Daniel Allee, 42, of Vinton, Iowa, was charged with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The indictment alleges that Allee traveled interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a person he believed to be under the age of 18 on or about October 6, 2021. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Office, investigated the case, and Allee was arrested in Moline, Illinois, on that same date. He remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois will schedule a date for the appearance of the defendants.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Updated April 19, 2023

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