Criminal Sexual Assault Investigation Update
04-23-13 Web Release – Criminal Sexual Assault Investigation Update
On 04-18-13, Shamar S. Scales turned himself in at the City of Carbondale Police Department in reference to a report of sexual assault. Officers served two warrants on Scales for the incident. Scales was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail for incarceration.
On 04-06-13, the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 400 Block of West Oak in reference to a report of a sexual assault. Officers learned the victim had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance. On 04-12-13, officers responded to the 900 block of E. Park and learned a second victim had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, who was determined to be the suspect in the first offense. Officers have obtained arrest warrants for the suspect, Shamar S. Scales, charging him with Criminal Sexual Assault in each of the investigations. Bail has been set at $200,000 for each warrant. Scale’s current address is unknown at this time and he has not been located. The investigation into the incidents is continuing.
Shamar S. Scales, age 21
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.