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Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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Aggravated Battery Against a Police Officer & Possession of Controlled Substance Investigation

08-11-14 Web Release- Aggravated Battery Against a Police Officer  & Possession of Controlled Substance Investigation

On 08-08-14 at around 7:45 A.M.,Officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department approached Gerron O. Powell in the 700 block of East Main Street in reference to an active warrant for his arrest.  During the incident, Powell fled on foot from the officers.  Powell was taken into custody a short distance away.  Powell was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.  Powell was charged with Aggravated Battery against a Police Officer, Resisting a Peace Officer, Obstructing Justice, Possession of a Controlled Substance and the arrest warrant. He was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is continuing.

Gerron O. Powell, Age 51

422 N. Pierce Street

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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