Unlawful Use of a Weapon & Armed Robbery Investigation
07-30-14 Web Release –Unlawful Use of a Weapon & Armed Robbery Investigation
On 07-27-14 at about 3:30 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of an armed robbery which had just occurred in the 500 block of East Willow Street. Officers learned the victim was approached by the suspect, who demanded his personal property while brandishing a handgun. During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Timothy T. Thomas. On 07-29-14 at around 8:00 p.m., Thomas was apprehended by Carbondale police officers in the area of North Robert A. Stalls and East Chestnut Street. Thomas was charged with Armed Robbery and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. Two other individuals at the scene of the original incident, Phillip D. Howard and Sharika P. Smith, were both arrested and incarcerated on active arrest warrants from Alexander County. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
Timothy T. Thomas, Age 25
508 W. Baird Street Carbondale
Phillip D. Howard, Age 24
2103A E. Harvest Circle, Perryville, MO
Sharicka P. Smith, Age 26
117 McBride Ct, Cairo
Anyone with information about this 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.