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Peoria man sentenced for aggravated fleeing, drug charges

Attempted murder charge is dropped

MORRISON – An attempted first-degree murder charge was dropped against a Peoria man who was sentenced in Whiteside County Court to 6 years, 6 months for fleeing from police and possession of cocaine.

Dontee L. Brown, 31, was given credit for 246 days served. He will be on supervised release for 3 years.

According to court documents and testimony:

Allison V. Dragojevich, 18, sold 1 to 15 grams of crack cocaine to an informant at the intersection of Prophetstown Road and 14th Avenue in Rock Falls on Aug. 22, while Brown waited in his car.

When police tried to arrest the pair, Brown sped off and crossed the opposite lane of traffic, climbed a curb, drove into a yard and nearly hit Sterling Police Detective J.D. Sanders, who was not injured.

Money from the drug sale was found on Brown when he was arrested, according to documents and testimony.      

Dragojevich pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to delivery of a controlled substance. The state dismissed two charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 4 years of probation.

Brown was convicted in 2006 in Whiteside County Court of aggravated fleeing and obstruction of justice. In 2009, he was convicted in the same county of obstruction of justice and manufacturing or delivering cocaine.

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