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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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Aggravated Battery Investigation

 03-18-14 Web Release- Aggravated Battery Investigation

On 03-15-14 at around 1:20 a.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 1300 block of East Main Street for a report of a disturbance. During the course of the investigation, a victim was found to have been battered. The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for serious injuries and later transported to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment. The suspects have since been identified as Richard L. Nelson and Marquis J. Sutton.  Warrants were obtained for the arrest of Nelson and Sutton. Nelson and Sutton werelocated on 3-18-14 and arrested.  They were charged with Robbery and Aggravated Battery and incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail. 

Richard L. Nelson, Age 30

318 South Lynda

Marquis J. Sutton, Age 30

633 East Searing

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.

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